VirtualBox

Ticket #4744 (reopened defect)

Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

Windows host and guest drives should be WHQL certified (Windows logo testing)

Reported by: johnclayton Owned by:
Priority: major Component: guest additions
Version: VirtualBox 3.0.4 Keywords: WHQL logo testing
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Windows

Description

Just upgraded VB from 3.0.2 to 3.0.4 on Windows XP. Upgrading the guest additions failed with the error that the driver for the VirtualBox Graphics Adapter has not passed Windows Logo testing to verify its compatibility with Windows XP. I've tried uninstalling the previous guest additions and get the same error.

The host is also XP.

The guest is configured with 16MB of video RAM with 3D Acceleration disabled.

Attachments

install_ui.log Download (2.1 KB) - added by johnclayton 5 years ago.
Guest addition install log
Windows XP-2009-08-11-10-32-28.log Download (53.8 KB) - added by johnclayton 5 years ago.
VBox.log
Screenshot.jpg Download (151.9 KB) - added by johnclayton 5 years ago.

Change History

Changed 5 years ago by johnclayton

Guest addition install log

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by sandervl73

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

It's not an error, it's a warning. Just ignore it.

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by johnclayton

  • Status changed from closed to reopened
  • Resolution worksforme deleted

The error can't be ignored - it rolls back the whole installation of the guest additions.

Is there any other information I could provide to assist?

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by sandervl73

Where did you get the guest additions ISO from? Please also include a VBox.log from your Windows session.

Changed 5 years ago by johnclayton

VBox.log

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by johnclayton

The guest additions ISO was the one that was mounted when I selected to install guest additions. The version of the executables on the ISO is 3.0.4.

I've attached the vbox.log file from a session where I boot the guest, attempt to install the guest additions (which fail), and then shut down the guest.

Changed 5 years ago by johnclayton

comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by sandervl73

Thanks for the additional information. Could you confirm that installing the 3.0.2 additions works? (it can be found here:  http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/3.0.2/VBoxGuestAdditions_3.0.2.iso)

comment:6 Changed 5 years ago by johnclayton

Surprisingly no, they did not. Which led me back down the history of the VM, which included joining it to the domain while running VBox 3.0.2. Looks like our IT folks are pushing out policy to not load unsigned drivers:

 http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/12/07/disable-unsigned-driver-installation-dialog-prompt-in-windows-xp/

Recommend closing this as not an issue.

comment:7 Changed 5 years ago by sandervl73

  • Keywords WHQL logo testing added; graphics driver removed
  • Summary changed from Graphics driver doesn't install in XP guest to Windows host and guest drives should be WHQL certified (Windows logo testing)

Ok, thanks for the feedback. I wasn't aware that you could force XP not to accept drivers that haven't passed WHQL certification.

I'll leave this defect open as we still want WHQL certification at some point in the future.

comment:8 Changed 4 years ago by Technologov

The biggest problem of WHQL, is that it does not work well with fast release schedule.

In other words, WHQL is incompatible with Open-Source practices of "release often".

VirtualBox team could make one single ultra-stable and ultra-tested release, and submit it to WHQL. (including Guest Additions) This release could be used by customers who require WHQL certification.

-Technologov

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