Bug 24696 - In VirtualBox 6.0.x, attempting to use Device/Insert Guest Additions in a Windows Guest fails at the end of the download.
Summary: In VirtualBox 6.0.x, attempting to use Device/Insert Guest Additions in a Win...
Alias: None
Product: Mageia
Classification: Unclassified
Component: RPM Packages (show other bugs)
Version: Cauldron
Hardware: All Linux
Priority: Normal normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Thomas Backlund
QA Contact:
URL: https://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/18653
Whiteboard: MGA7TOO
Keywords: UPSTREAM
Depends on:
Reported: 2019-04-22 02:37 CEST by Thomas Andrews
Modified: 2021-01-19 20:58 CET (History)
6 users (show)

See Also:
Source RPM: virtualbox-6.0.20-1.mga7
Status comment:

screenshot of the error dialog (36.16 KB, image/jpeg)
2019-04-22 02:40 CEST, Thomas Andrews

Description Thomas Andrews 2019-04-22 02:37:36 CEST
Description of problem:

In the VirtualBox 6.0.series, if the user tries to use "Insert the guest additions CD image" from the gui "Device" tab to download and insert additions into a Windows guest, the operation fails at the end of the download with a "network error." I will attach a screenshot of the resulting error dialog.

If the user downloads the guest additions CD image from Oracle and "mounts" it into the virtual optical drive, it autoruns and the insertion proceeds normally.

VirtualBox 6.0.x in Mageia 6 is affected, too.
Comment 1 Thomas Andrews 2019-04-22 02:40:01 CEST
Created attachment 10962 [details]
screenshot of the error dialog
Thomas Andrews 2019-04-22 02:40:30 CEST

Whiteboard: (none) => MGA6TOO

Comment 2 Morgan Leijström 2019-04-22 15:12:34 CEST
Confirming. I see exactly the same on mga6 64 bit host, MSW7pro 32bit guest.

Source RPM: (none) => virtualbox-6.0.6-1.mga6.src.rpm
CC: (none) => fri

Comment 3 Marja Van Waes 2019-04-22 16:50:47 CEST
Assigning to our virtualbox maintainer.

Assignee: bugsquad => tmb
CC: (none) => marja11

Comment 4 Thomas Andrews 2019-04-22 16:57:28 CEST
I neglected to mention that my Windows guest is an XP install that originated some time ago and has been carried through various versions of VirtualBox. Prior to Vbox 6.0.x, "insert Guest Additions" from the GUI always worked.
Comment 5 Morgan Leijström 2019-05-17 09:17:56 CEST
Still valid

Source RPM: virtualbox-6.0.6-1.mga6.src.rpm => virtualbox-6.0.8-1.mga6.src.rpm

Comment 6 Rolf Pedersen 2019-05-17 15:43:19 CEST
I have been experiencing this, also, with w10 and w7 guests.

[rolf@z77x4 ~]$ rpm -qa | grep virtualbox
[rolf@z77x4 ~]$ cat /etc/mageia-release 
Mageia release 6 (Official) for x86_64
[rolf@z77x4 ~]$

CC: (none) => rolfpedersen

Comment 7 Morgan Leijström 2019-05-18 12:20:29 CEST
Looks very similar to the failure when using virtualbox GIU see https://bugs.mageia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=18962#c38
Thierry Vignaud 2019-05-18 18:14:13 CEST

URL: (none) => https://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/18653
CC: (none) => thierry.vignaud
Keywords: (none) => UPSTREAM

Thierry Vignaud 2019-05-18 18:14:18 CEST

Source RPM: virtualbox-6.0.8-1.mga6.src.rpm => virtualbox-6.0.8-1.mga6

Comment 8 Thomas Andrews 2019-07-22 16:14:10 CEST
Still valid for virtualbox 6.0.10.

Morgan, I have not been affected by the failure to install/upgrade the extension pack, so I believe this is a separate bug.
James Kerr 2019-07-22 19:20:30 CEST

CC: (none) => jim
Whiteboard: MGA6TOO => MGA6TOO MGA7TOO

Morgan Leijström 2019-11-20 18:20:39 CET

Source RPM: virtualbox-6.0.8-1.mga6 => virtualbox-6.0.14-1.mga6

Thomas Andrews 2020-04-21 22:35:18 CEST

Whiteboard: MGA6TOO MGA7TOO => MGA7TOO

Comment 9 Kristoffer Grundström 2020-04-21 23:48:10 CEST
I can confirm this as well.

CC: (none) => hamnisdude

Morgan Leijström 2020-04-21 23:58:06 CEST

Source RPM: virtualbox-6.0.14-1.mga6 => virtualbox-6.0.20-1.mga7

Comment 10 Thomas Andrews 2020-11-30 18:03:34 CET
Appears to be fixed with virtualbox-6.1.16-1.mga7.x86_64.rpm at least in my Windows XP guest. Bug 27479.
Comment 11 Thomas Andrews 2021-01-19 20:58:56 CET
Closing this as it now works for me, but I reserve the right to re-open it if it stops working again.

Resolution: (none) => WORKSFORME

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