Ticket #9113 (closed defect: obsolete)

Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 2 months ago

can't open an old VM because the read-only ISO image is in use by a different running VM

Reported by: davidnicol Owned by:
Priority: major Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 4.0.10 Keywords: DVD read-only locking uuid
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: Windows

Description (last modified by aeichner) (diff)

I have a VM open and running, with a knoppix DVD as its media. Which should be read-only. I just upgraded VirtualBox and the new VirtualBox does not know about the VMs I had before the upgrade, so I tried to open one, that happens to have the DVD loaded in it. I got the attached.

Without opening the virtual machine definition file in a text editor or similar, there doesn't seem to be a way forward here, at least until I shut down the one that has the DVD image open.

Ideally, VirtualBox would let me open read-only media in multiple VMs at once. Next ideally, I should have gotten a settings editor, to remove the DVD from the non-running VM, or redirect it at a copy.


SecondInstanceOfA_Read_Only.PNG Download (23.9 KB) - added by davidnicol 5 years ago.
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Change History

Changed 5 years ago by davidnicol

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comment:1 Changed 2 months ago by aeichner

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

Please reopen if still relevant with a recent VirtualBox release.

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