VirtualBox

Ticket #8174 (closed defect: wontfix)

Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 13 months ago

Cannot add VM.xml after reinstallation

Reported by: nim Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 4.0.2 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other

Description (last modified by frank) (diff)

It's completely out of expectation again.

I recently re-installed Windows XP and of course re-installed VirtualBox.

I wanted to add two guest OS. I selected Machine->Add from main menu. Somehow, I was able to add one of them, but I failed to add Fedora.xml. It complained about not finding a virtual disk with guid {xxx}. The disk is there, nothing changed. This VM has a saved state, and I don't want to lose the state.

After many tries, I suddenly had an idea - the disk was not in Virtual Media Manager. so I started VMM, but it did now allow me to add a VD directly!

So I created a new VM definition and select the VD. Now the VD was in VMM and finally I could add the existing Fedora.xml and the saved state is kept.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by nim

I know how the bug comes.

If a VM has saved state, then it will not be able to add to VM Manager after a fresh new installation.

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by nim

Another related bug of this bug is that if I remove the 'temporary' VM that references the problematic VDI file, then it disappears again in VMM.

comment:3 Changed 13 months ago by nim

Please ignore this and close it.

comment:4 Changed 13 months ago by frank

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

Thanks!

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