Ticket #9716 (closed defect: obsolete)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 11 months ago

Adding a machine via File -> Add results in "could not find hard drive."

Reported by: ironstorm Owned by:
Priority: major Component: GUI
Version: VirtualBox 4.1.4 Keywords: Add Machine HDD
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: Mac OS X

Description (last modified by aeichner) (diff)

There's a rather larger UI shortcoming with Virtualbox (tested on OSX).

When one adds a machine using File->Add, the machine add will fail unless the hard drive is already present in the Virtual Media Manager (VMM).

If one is copying a VM or recreating a VM from a backup, then the hard drive will not be registered in the VMM, File -> Add does not ask you to add the missing disk and VMM does not have a "Add HDD" option...

This means the only way to get a new machine into virtualbox is to add the new machine's HDD to an existing VM, and then File -> Add the machine, then remove the association from the first VM. I've observed in previous versions that some times disassociating the HDD from the first VM causes it to become disassociated from all VMs when VirtualBox UI is restarted, in which case the HDD must be re-added to the Added VM.

If you guys could fix this rather retarded UI limitation and just make it so adding a VM with no HDD in the VMM will just ASK the user to locate the HDD and then add it to the VMM that would make things actually work.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by ironstorm

Sorry that should be Machine -> Add not File -> Add

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by conualfy

The Ubuntu version 4.1.6 looses virtual hard disks too on VirtualBox restart (on older VirtualBox I rarely got this bug). This is my bug report:

comment:3 Changed 11 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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