VirtualBox 1.6.6

Posted on Wednesday, Sep 03 2008 @ 13:47 CEST by

VirtualBox is a general-purpose full virtualizer for x86 hardware. Targeted at server, desktop and embedded use, it is now the only professional-quality virtualization solution that is also Open Source Software.

  • VMM: fixed excessive logging (bug #1901)
  • VMM: AMD-V stability fixes (bug #1685)
  • GUI: added support for Ctrl+Caps reversed keyboards (bug #1891)
  • SATA: fixed BSODs of Windows guests on a SATA disk (bug #1941)
  • SATA: fixed hard disk detection on Solaris 10 U5 (bug #1789)
  • VBoxHeadless: don’t start the clipboard service (bug #1743)
  • VBoxHeadless: added -vrdp parameter which allows to start the VM session without VRDP (bug #1960)
  • VBoxManage: fixes to creating raw disk/partition VMDK files, now accepts removable media on Windows (bug #1869)
  • VRDP: fixed communication with MS Remote Resktop Connection on MacOS X (bug #1337)
  • VRDP: clipboard fixes (bug #1410)
  • VRDP: fixed crash during PAM authentication (bug #1953)
  • Shared Folders: fixed a regression introduced in version 1.6.2: the shared folders service was sometimes not properly installed (Windows guests only, bug #1915)
  • Shared Folders: don’t deny to load a VM if a shared folder is not accessible (bug #822)
  • BIOS: allow to specify empty DMI strings (bug #1957)
  • OSE archive: added missing Makefiles (bug #1912)
  • Linux hosts: workaround for buggy gcc-4.3 compilers (e.g. openSUSE 11)
  • Linux hosts: one more fix for compiling the kernel modules on Linux 2.6.27 (bug #1962)
  • MacOS X hosts: shared folders unicode fix
  • Solaris hosts: fixed link issue (bug #1840)
  • Windows additions: allow to downgrade the package
  • Windows additions: fixed corrupted installer icon on Windows 2000 (bug #1486)
  • Windows additions: fixed bug when creating intermediate directories (bug #1870)
  • Windows additions: implemented /xres=, /yres= and /depth= switches for the installer (bug #1990)
  • Linux additions: properly unregister the misc device when unloading the kernel module
  • Linux additions: fixed startup order for recent Linux distributions again (e.g. openSUSE 11)
  • Linux additions: attempt to fix the autostart issue of !VBoxClient with Mandriva guests (bug #1699)
  • Linux additions: fixed detection of patched Linux 2.6.18 kernels of RHEL5 / FC6 / CentOS 5.2 (bugs #1899, #1973)
  • Linux additions: added new mount flags dmode, fmode, umask, dmask and fmask allowing to override the file mode (bug #1776)
  • Documentation: added a note that jumbo frames don’t work (bug #1877)
  • Documentation: document special host interface names on openSUSE11 (bug #1892)

Program Information

Tools and Utilities

Works on:
Windows, Linux, Mac

Product page: here

Download: VirtualBox 1.6.6

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