Ticket #8070 (new enhancement)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

Less reliance on absolute paths in VirtualBox

Reported by: mark_orion Owned by:
Priority: trivial Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 4.0.0 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: Linux


VirtualBox should be able to work with relative paths properly. Example: The virtualdisk was created under /home/user/.VirtualBox/VDI/mydisk.vdi For ease of use I have symlinked /home/user/VirtualBox to /home/user/.VirtualBox, but whenever I try to work with diskimages through the symlink (/home/user/VirtualBox) I am getting errors of already registered diskimages under the hidden .VirtualBox directory.

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comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by Aquous

I concur. I'd very much like to be able to use VMs created in Windows in Linux and vice versa. Right now I got it to work using an ugly hack that involves symlinking my Windows D: (where my VM folder is) to C:\media\d and creating all my VMs in Linux, but I'd very much like to be able to do this correctly, including for VMs created in Windows.

This should be very trivial: the .vbox file is always located in the same directory as the Snapshots folder (so no worries there), and the virtual disk(s) itself/themselves could simply be referred to as e.g. "../../Disks/VirtualDisk.vdi". It should be relatively (no pun intended) easy to add relative paths as an experimental feature, shouldn't it?

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