VB V4.0 Open CD-DVD image does not support Aliases

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VB V4.0 Open CD-DVD image does not support Aliases

Postby ChipMcK » 23. Dec 2010, 07:18

If you try to specify an ISO image to be attached to a vm, in the open dialog any Alias entries are grayed out.
If SymLink (via Terminal.app) entries are established/substituted, such entries in the open dialog are supported - not grayed out.

For assisting with creating SymLinks,
1) http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?s ... 0610290643 (brief tutorial)
2) http://seiryu.home.comcast.net/~seiryu/ ... inker.html (automator) and others (Google: symbolic link)

Edited: add links
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Re: VB V4.0 Open CD-DVD image does not support Aliases

Postby ChipMcK » 3. Jan 2011, 18:21

came across a bug report
http://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/7920

VB for Mac OS X Host should handle an Alias as if it is a symlink.

Edited to add link to bug report http://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/8157
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Re: VB V4.0 Open CD-DVD image does not support Aliases

Postby ChipMcK » 18. Aug 2013, 09:23

OSX 10.8.4
VBox 4.2.16
and Aliases still unusable
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