VirtualBox 2.2 Beta 2 released

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VirtualBox 2.2 Beta 2 released

Postby frank » 27. Mar 2009, 21:46

Please do not use this VirtualBox Beta release on production machines. A VirtualBox Beta release should be considered a bleeding-edge release meant for early evaluation and testing purposes!

You can download the binaries here.

Version 2.2.0 will be a major update. The following items were added / fixed since VirtualBox 2.2.0 Beta 1:

  • Raised the memory limit for VMs on 64-bit hosts to 16GB
  • Many fixes for OVF import/export
  • VMM: properly emulate RDMSR from the TSC MSR, should fix some NetBSD guests
  • IDE: fixed hard disk upgrade from XML-1.2 settings (bug #1518)
  • Hard disks: refuse to start the VM if a disk image is not writable
  • USB: Fixed BSOD on the host with certain USB devices (Windows hosts only; bug #1654)
  • E1000: properly handle cable disconnects (bug #3421)
  • X11 guests: prevented setting the locale in vboxmouse, as this caused problems with Turkish locales (bug #3563)
  • Linux additions: fixed typo when detecting Xorg 1.6 (bug #3555)
  • Windows guests: bind the VBoxMouse.sys filter driver to the correct guest pointing device (bug #1324)
  • Windows hosts: fixed BSOD when starting a VM with enabled host interface (bug #3414)
  • Linux hosts: do not leave zombies of (bug #3586)
  • VBoxManage: controlvm dvdattach did not work if the image was attached before
  • VBoxManage showvminfo: don't spam the release log if the additions don't support statistics information (bug #3457)
  • GUI: fail with an appropriate error message when trying to boot a read-only disk image (bug #1745)
  • LsiLogic: fixed problems with Solaris guests
as well as many other small fixes.
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