Stop automount of Solaris additions virtual CD

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Stop automount of Solaris additions virtual CD

Postby rasta » 29. Jul 2011, 00:56

For many Vbox builds, every time I start and login to my Solaris 10 u8 x64 guest, the Solaris guest additions virtual CD-ROM is mounted and visible on the desktop. How can I get it to NOT mount automatically? I want it to mount only when I choose "Devices/Install guest additions" from the menu bar. Win7 x64 host.
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Re: Stop automount of Solaris additions virtual CD

Postby Perryg » 29. Jul 2011, 01:43

Click on the devices tab, then the CD/DVD devices and click on remove from virtual drive.
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Re: Stop automount of Solaris additions virtual CD

Postby rasta » 29. Jul 2011, 19:35

Thank you, Perryg. That worked, but I keep getting 2 VBoxGuestAdditions.iso entries in the virtual media manager (VMM), one with dos-like "~" symbols in the file path, the other without. The one without the ~ can be removed from the VMM, the other cannot. Is this normal?
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Re: Stop automount of Solaris additions virtual CD

Postby Perryg » 29. Jul 2011, 19:45

Yes and no. I guess the extra one was due to leaving it mounted in the guest. I have seen this a long time ago and simply released/removed the extra one.
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Re: Stop automount of Solaris additions virtual CD

Postby rasta » 29. Jul 2011, 20:49

I had always right-clicked on the desktop icon for the additions and selected eject, but that does not unmount the vcd from the virtual drive. I'll always use your method to unmount the cds from now on.
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