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Message 47546 - Posted: 18 Nov 2022, 18:49:47 UTC

VirtualBox 7.0.4 (released November 18 2022)
https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Changelog-7.0#v04

This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added:

VMM: Added nested paging support for nested virtualization (Intel hosts only)
VMM: Fixed rare guru meditations with certain guests on macOS 10.15 (Catalina) (bug #21237)
VMM: Fixed possible VM process crash on Windows hosts when Hyper-V is used with certain guests (bug #21174)
VMM: Fixed Windows XP guest hang or BSOD on AMD CPUs under certain circumstances (bug #21256)
GUI: Various bugfixes for the Guest Control file manager
GUI: Added more informative file operations in the Guest Control file manager
GUI: Added an option to the global settings (the display page) to resize user interface font
GUI: Fixed a regression in new vm wizard. Selected virtual disks are no longer deleted when the wizard is cancelled (bug #21244)
GUI: Added a new menu item to the devices menu to optionally upgrade the guest additions.
VirtioSCSI: Fixed recognition of the virtio SCSI controller by the EFI firmware (bug #21200)
VirtioSCSI: Fixed hang when shutting down the VM if the virtio SCSI controller is used (bug #21144)
virtio-net: Workaround a bug in the virtio-net driver included in FreeBSD version up to 12.3 which renders the device non functional (bug #21201)
Storage: Fixed I/O errors with the VirtioSCSI controller when the host I/O cache is enabled (bug #19717)
VBoxManage: Fixed regression when 'createmedium disk --variant RawDisk' command resulted in invalid .vmdk file (bug #21125)
Main: Restored input pointing device behavior in multi-monitor VM configuration (bug #21137)
Main: Fixed progress indication during automatic Linux Guest Additions installation
Guest Control: Fixed path handling issues (bug #21095)
3D: Fixed VM process crash on macOS with 3D enabled (bug #21232)
Linux Host and Guest: General improvements in startup scripts
Linux Guest Additions: Introduced initial support for RHEL 8.7 and 9.2 kernels (bug #21272, #21258)
Linux Guest Additions: Introduced initial support for SLES 15.4 kernels
Linux Guest Additions: Fixed kernel modules rebuild behavior on system shutdown
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Message 47551 - Posted: 21 Nov 2022, 8:33:28 UTC - in response to Message 47546.  

In Virtualbox 7.x.x is now TPM as a parameter usable for VM and other work.
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Message 47602 - Posted: 23 Dec 2022, 23:35:44 UTC

I would like to upgrade, but I'm currently on 5, since 6 didn't like Cosmology@Home. Is this sorted in 7?
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Message 47604 - Posted: 24 Dec 2022, 7:56:05 UTC - in response to Message 47602.  

I would like to upgrade, but I'm currently on 5, since 6 didn't like Cosmology@Home. Is this sorted in 7?
I don't know what your VBox V6 issue was with Cosmo, but special for you I added Cosmology@Home to my list of projects.
I'm running VirtualBox version 7.0.4
The VBox-job runs fine and came to a successful end and was validated OK, cause my total credit increased with 18.6 credits, but I can't see my result,
I can't and don't want lo login, because Cosmology@Home can't deliver secure connections (ERR_SSL_PROTOCOL_ERROR).
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Message 47606 - Posted: 24 Dec 2022, 8:04:02 UTC - in response to Message 47604.  
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I would like to upgrade, but I'm currently on 5, since 6 didn't like Cosmology@Home. Is this sorted in 7?
I don't know what your VBox V6 issue was with Cosmo, but special for you I added Cosmology@Home to my list of projects.
I'm running VirtualBox version 7.0.4
The VBox-job runs fine and came to a successful end and was validated OK, cause my total credit increased with 18.6 credits, but I can't see my result,
I can't and don't want lo login, because Cosmology@Home can't deliver secure connections (ERR_SSL_PROTOCOL_ERROR).
Thanks.

There's something buggered with their home page, seems like they tried to add that annoying https nonsense and didn't implement it properly, the old http version works just fine - this discussion has links to the various pages in your account: http://www.cosmologyathome.org/forum_thread.php?id=7821

As for TPM, isn't that just some annoying thing to get in the way of you installing Windows 11? (Yeah I know about the Rufus bypass)

Myself and many others could not get VB6 to work with cosmology. We're all fine on 5. I shall try Cosmology with 7 now.... works perfectly :-)
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Message 47608 - Posted: 24 Dec 2022, 8:25:15 UTC - in response to Message 47606.  

Cosmology (and other projects) need to upgrade the vboxwrapper to version 26206.
https://boinc.berkeley.edu/dl/vboxwrapper_26206_windows_x86_64.exe.zip
https://boinc.berkeley.edu/dl/vboxwrapper_26206_x86_64-apple-darwin.zip
https://boinc.berkeley.edu/dl/vboxwrapper_26206_x86_64-pc-linux-gnu

Older (Windows) versions use an old .COM interface which is known not to work reliable with vbox >= 6.x.
That interface has been removed in v26206.

ATLAS/CMS/Theory vbox from here already upgraded to v26206.


As for TPM:
Vboxwrapper ignores this option since older vbox versions don't provide it and VMs (at least from here) don't require it.
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Message 47610 - Posted: 24 Dec 2022, 8:43:55 UTC - in response to Message 47608.  

Cosmology (and other projects) need to upgrade the vboxwrapper to version 26206.
https://boinc.berkeley.edu/dl/vboxwrapper_26206_windows_x86_64.exe.zip
https://boinc.berkeley.edu/dl/vboxwrapper_26206_x86_64-apple-darwin.zip
https://boinc.berkeley.edu/dl/vboxwrapper_26206_x86_64-pc-linux-gnu

Older (Windows) versions use an old .COM interface which is known not to work reliable with vbox >= 6.x.
That interface has been removed in v26206.
Only Cosmology that I know of didn't like 6. Strange it likes 7! And their website is very broken, and there's no admins around. It's running on auto.
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Message 47612 - Posted: 24 Dec 2022, 9:46:38 UTC - in response to Message 47610.  
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This Cosmology-task ran with vboxwrapper 26206: http://www.cosmologyathome.org/result.php?resultid=70302402
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Message 47615 - Posted: 24 Dec 2022, 22:05:36 UTC - in response to Message 47612.  
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This Cosmology-task ran with vboxwrapper 26206: http://www.cosmologyathome.org/result.php?resultid=70302402
Yip, all mine are working too. I guess VB put back in what was taken away previously, saving the rather absent scientists at Cosmology from sorting the problem.
http://www.cosmologyathome.org/results.php?userid=73141&offset=0&show_names=0&state=4&appid=

That's nice, I can now use the latest VB to make everything presumably more efficient? What have I gained (in Boinc projects) from having 7 instead of 5? Are they more efficient?
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