VirtualBox

Ticket #5022 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

Win XP write permission issues in v3.0.6 VBox

Reported by: half12 Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 3.0.6 Keywords: Win XP file permissions
Cc: 7willows@… Guest type: Windows
Host type: Solaris

Description

After upgrading to from v2.2.4 to v3.0.6 my WinXP VBox booted normally and I could run play some audio files which I kept on WinXP.

However yesterday I tried to run Stellarium 0.10.2 on WinXP within v3.0.6 Vbox and found that Stellarium would fail to run, thinking there was a problem with Stellarium I uninstalled it which was successful, however on attempting to re-install Windows flashed up a message indicating that it could not overwrite an existing file. I attempted to upgrade the Guest Addition tools which failed due to write permission failure.

Suspecting v3.0.6 I downgraded back to V2.2.4 and WinXP file system weirdness stopped, Stellarium installed correctly! I could also upgrade the Windows Guest Addition tools from v2.2.0 to v2.2.4 without a problem.

The file system weirdness appears to be related to permissions so that as Administrator these access rights are not received or interpreted correctly. In particular when installing the Guest Additions and WinXP prompts if you wish to continue this is where the process fails under v3.0.6.

Attachments

VBox.log.1.vb3_0_6 Download (55.7 KB) - added by half12 5 years ago.
Log of VBox v3.0.6 while attempting to run Stellarium and GuestAddition v3.0.6 install
VBox.log.winxp.vbox.v.2_2_4_after_v3_0_6 Download (54.3 KB) - added by half12 5 years ago.
Log of VBox v2.2.4 after downgrade to v3.0.6
VBox.log.2.vb3_0_6 Download (52.4 KB) - added by half12 5 years ago.
first instance of WinXP permission problem rebooted winxp

Change History

Changed 5 years ago by half12

Log of VBox v3.0.6 while attempting to run Stellarium and GuestAddition v3.0.6 install

Changed 5 years ago by half12

Log of VBox v2.2.4 after downgrade to v3.0.6

Changed 5 years ago by half12

first instance of WinXP permission problem rebooted winxp

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by ramshankar

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

Reopen if this issue is still relevant with latest VBox versions.

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