Ticket #8064 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

Improve behavior when a hard disk is missing

Reported by: Leolo Owned by:
Component: virtual disk Version: VirtualBox 4.0.0
Keywords: Cc:
Guest type: Windows Host type: Windows

Description (last modified by aeichner) (diff)

I have lots of screenshots and files to attach, so I think it may be easier to just point to the forum, where I've explained the issue in detail:

VirtualBox should be more considerate and tolerant with its users!!

Change History

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by Leolo

VirtualBox behavior is excessively intolerant. It should be more understanding to its users and give them the opportunity to specify the path to the .VDI file.

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by frank

  • Summary changed from VirtualBox is extremely inflexible and cruel when it cannot find a hard disk! to Improve behavior when a hard disk is missing

comment:3 Changed 8 years ago by frank

To be honest, I don't quite know when this will happen. The normal case is to just show that the hard disk is not accessible, even if there are saved states involved.

comment:4 Changed 8 years ago by Leolo

I've had it happen because I was sharing the same .VDI file for two different virtual machines. However, I was always very careful not to run both guests at the same time.

There's some kind of conflict here that confuses VirtualBox.

In the forum thread linked above I have uploaded my configuration files.

Could you please take a look at them to see if there's anything suspicious inside?

comment:5 Changed 6 years ago by aeichner

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

Closing, please reopen if still relevant with a recent release of VBox.

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