Ticket #5807 (closed defect: obsolete)

Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 19 months ago

VirtualBox Guest Additions volume name should include the minor version

Reported by: timeless Owned by:
Priority: trivial Component: guest additions
Version: VirtualBox 3.1.2 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other

Description (last modified by frank) (diff)

I'm using VirtualBox 3.1.2

The volume name is: /Volumes/VBOXADDITIONS_3./ That's 16 characters, it looks ugly, and doesn't tell me about the minor version.

I had this problem originally when I was booted into save mode in w7, because it's the underlying volume label. If I was not booted into safe mode, i'd see the description from autorun.inf: label=VirtualBox Guest Additions

Which doesn't even tell me the major version. As it happens, I had 2 vbox guest addition iso's because at one point someone had asked me to try one.

It would be possible to use this label format instead: /Volumes/VBOXGUEST_3.1_2/

That's only 15 characters which leaves space for both: /Volumes/VBOXGUEST_3.1_10/ and /Volumes/VBOXGUEST_3.10_1/ (although if someone needs both, they're out of luck, but it's still better than today.)

Change History

comment:1 Changed 19 months ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to obsolete
  • Description modified (diff)
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