Ticket #9817 (new defect)
Can't use the host optical drive on Windows XP VM
|Reported by:||luxcop||Owned by:|
|Version:||VirtualBox 4.0.8||Keywords:||accessing host dvd stucks|
|Host type:||Mac OS X|
We're using VirtualBox on several iMacs (MAC OS X 10.6.8) with a Windows XP VM (SP3 fully updated). All the guest OSes are configured with a:
- Standard IDE Controller PIIX4 (Prim. Master -> HDD, Sec. Master -> host DVD drive).
Unfortunately we're not able to use the host dvd inside any Windows Guest OS. The drive simply gets stuck while accessing it. After searching a long time on the Internet, I made the following tests on an iMac:
i) Attaching an USB DVD/RW drive and let the guest OS access it via USB worked.
I was able to play a DVD movie quite good.
ii) Attaching the same USB DVD/RW drive and let the guest OS access it via IDE,
having USB disabled, failed :-(
iii) Reinstalling Windows XP with an IDE ICH6 controller or SATA didn't work either.
Really bad performance with SATA (!!!)
iv) Trying to use the host DVD on other Windows Platforms (Windows 7 and Windows 2k8)
failed too. :-(((((
v) Tried using VirtualBox 4.1.4 didn't resolve the problem too ...
After this I decided to post a ticket hoping for some solution from the VirtualBox team...
I'll post the VBOX.log file...