VirtualBox

Ticket #6985 (new enhancement)

Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

"Configuring the BIOS DMI information" documentation needs improvement

Reported by: lvskiprof Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: documentation
Version: VirtualBox 3.2.4 Keywords:
Cc: lvskiprof@… Guest type: Windows
Host type: Solaris

Description

I am trying to use the "VBoxManage setextradata" feature described in that section of the manual to set up the DMI data so that my VM looks like my actual system, in this case an Acer Ferrari 3400 laptop, so that the version of Windows XP that came with it will install.

However the example given in the documentation does not show which DMI information from dmidecode to use for which parameters. Several that are shown as being something you can change, like the Release and BIOS Major/Minor values, do not show up in the dmidecode output I see.

I would be very helpful to show example output of dmidecode from a specific system and then show how you use it to set the various values, and what to do if no such value is present.

I have included the full output of dmidecode for my laptop for you to see what it looks like as an attachment to this report.

Attachments

gigo.txt Download (9.8 KB) - added by lvskiprof 4 years ago.
dmidecode output from my Solaris snv_111 system running on an Acer Ferrari 3400 laptop

Change History

Changed 4 years ago by lvskiprof

dmidecode output from my Solaris snv_111 system running on an Acer Ferrari 3400 laptop

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by frank

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