VirtualBox 3.2.6 Beta 1 released

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VirtualBox 3.2.6 Beta 1 released

Postby frank » 18. Jun 2010, 17:32

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.

Please do NOT open bug reports at http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Bugtracker but use our VirtualBox Beta Feedback forum to report any problems with the Beta. Please concentrate on reporting regressions since VirtualBox 3.2.4.

Version 3.2.6 will be a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added:

  • Added a workaround for the ext4 Linux kernel bug. VirtualBox will try to detect if a hard disk image is located on an ext4 partition and enable the host I/O cache in that case.
  • Added a size limit check for the host file system. This check will warn the user if he put an image with a hard disk logical size bigger than 4GB on a FAT partition.
  • VMM: fixed host crash when running 64-bit guests on 32-bit hosts with certain Intel CPUs (VT-x only; bug #6166)
  • VMM: allow 64-bit SMP guests on 32-bit hosts (VT-x and AMD-V only; does not apply to Mac OS X, which already supports it)
  • Page Fusion: several bug fixes for SMP guests (including bug #6964)
  • Mac OS X server guests: compatibility fix
  • EFI: fixed memory detection for guests with 2GB or more RAM assigned
  • GUI: added setting for multiple VRDP connections; useful if multiple screens are enabled
  • GUI: another fix for the keyboard capturing bug under metacity (bug #6727)
  • VBoxManage: fixed storageattach error handling (bug #6927)
  • Storage: fixed hang with images located on filesystems which don't support async I/O (bug #6905)
  • Storage: fixed raw disks on Windows hosts (3.2.0 regression; bug #6987)
  • LsiLogic: fixed hang with older Linux guests
  • BusLogic: fixed hang during I/O
  • SATA: set initial number of ports to 1 as some guests can't handle 30 ports (e.g. CentOS 4 and FreeBSD; bug #6984)
  • SCSI: fixed error when using the full format option during Windows installation (bug #5101)
  • iSCSI: fixed authentication (bug #4031)
  • Host-only/bridged networking: fixed excessive host kernel warnings under certain circumstances (Linux hosts only; 3.2.0 regression; bug #6872)
  • OVF: export performance optimization
  • OVF: upgraded OS type definitions to CIM 2.25.0 so that Windows 7 and other OSes are now tagged correctly on export
  • Settings: the setting for disabling the host I/O cache was sometimes not properly saved
  • USB: allow the guest to disable an EHCI port
  • Posix hosts: fixed several memory leaks (3.2.0 regression)
  • Solaris hosts: fixed VDI access problem under certain circumstances (IDE/SATA; 3.2.0 regression)
  • Solaris hosts: fixed VM fails to start on 32-bit hosts (3.2.0 regression; bug #6899)
  • Linux Additions: re-read a directory after a file was removed (bug #5251)
  • Windows Additions: automatic logon on Windows Vista/Windows 7 is now able to handle renamed user accounts; added various bugfixes
  • Windows Additions: improved command line parsing of the installer

Thanks for your help!
frank
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