Ticket #4585 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

v3 regression: startvm does not work

Reported by: rcasha Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 3.0.2 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Linux


When I try to start VirtualBox with the -startvm parameter giving a UID it fails, giving the following error message:

Failed to open a session for the virtual machine . Could not find a registered machine with UUID {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}.

The command to start the vm supplied the correct UID and was working before the upgrade to v3.

No VBox.log was created. The host is Ubuntu 9.04. The VM starts correctly if launched from the main application. It also works if I supply the VM machine name instead of the UID to the startvm parameter.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by frank

Please could you post the exact command line you used to start the VM using the UUID?

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by rcasha

Here's a command I used: VirtualBox --startvm "{67ef5aa1-3c92-4429-a190-7fb6f9787225}"

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by frank

Please remove the '{' and '}' and this command will work.

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by rcasha

Thanks Frank, that worked. May I suggest a clearer error message though, and/or allow the {} characters?

comment:5 Changed 8 years ago by frank

The next major release will accept the form with '{...}' as well.

comment:6 Changed 7 years ago by Technologov

FIXED in v4.0


comment:7 Changed 7 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed


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