Ticket #617 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

virtualbox 1.5 deleted my virtual hd !

Reported by: pilovis Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 1.5.0 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other


I removed virtualbox 1.5_1 (apt-get remove virtualbox) since I found it too buggy (it frezees too much) to later reinstall Virtualbox 1.4. But I was very disappointed when I discovered that removing VB 1.5 it also deleted my virtual HD file! It was a 5 Gigabytes file!

That's too bad, very unreliable program!

Change History

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by pilovis

Just to be more detailed:

I have a Samsung Q1 Tablet PC with Ubuntu 7.04 fully configured. 1 Gigabytes of RAM, Intel Celeron M 900 Mhz processor, 60 GB HD Virtualbox 1.5_1 > Windows 2000 Professional 256 Mbytes virtual machine

My virtual Hd file was on /media/disco_c that is a NTFS partition (the original XP partition).

NOTE: i tried to recover the HD file with an undelete utility for Win XP, but there is no way to find or recover the file.

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by pilovis

2007-09-03 23:16:54 status installed virtualbox 1.5.0-24069-1_Ubuntu_feisty 2007-09-03 23:17:19 remove virtualbox 1.5.0-24069-1_Ubuntu_feisty 1.5.0-24069-1$ 2007-09-03 23:17:19 status half-configured virtualbox 1.5.0-24069-1_Ubuntu_feis$ 2007-09-03 23:17:20 status half-installed virtualbox 1.5.0-24069-1_Ubuntu_feisty 2007-09-03 23:18:05 status config-files virtualbox 1.5.0-24069-1_Ubuntu_feisty 2007-09-03 23:18:05 status config-files virtualbox 1.5.0-24069-1_Ubuntu_feisty 2007-09-03 23:23:18 install virtualbox 1.5.0-24069-1_Ubuntu_feisty 1.4.0-21864_$ 2007-09-03 23:23:18 status half-installed virtualbox 1.5.0-24069-1_Ubuntu_feisty

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by frank

We've never got such a report. Removing some virtual hard disk during uninstallation of the Debian package is _very_ unlikely since the Debian installer does not know _anything_ about the files the application created. The installer will only remove the files it installed before (that is the application binaries and helper files).

Regarding the freezes: What host kernel are you using? A self-compiled or a pre-installed? Which package version?

comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by pilovis

Virtualbox freezes when you use USB support with Windows 2000 guest (SP4).

Almost anytime a confirmation BOX (accept - cancel) pops up than the system freezes.

Problem experienced on VBox 1.4.0, 1.5.0

The host kernel is 2.6.20-16-generic

comment:5 Changed 10 years ago by sandervl73

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

What exactly does USB have to do with this defect? Discuss things in separate defects please.

And never use NTFS partitions in Linux. They are unreliable, so don't blame us.

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