[vbox-dev] Assign physical disks to VirtualBox VM

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Sun Mar 17 08:46:08 PDT 2013

Hello all,

I'm trying to assign a few physical disks to a Ubuntu VM in VirtualBox 
4.2.10 (newest) on a Windows 7 host. I read about it and saw that it's 
managed like in VMWare which I use also. The VM earlier was a VMWare VM 
so I converted the main disk from vmdk to vdi. This disk I can assign 
without problems.

I already used the physical disks in VMWare so I simply tried to use the 
existing VMDK descriptor/pointer files. This fails in VirtualBox as follows:









IMedium {29989373-b111-4654-8493-2e1176cba890}



IVirtualBox {3b2f08eb-b810-4715-bee0-bb06b9880ad2}

Callee RC:



So I tried to create the files new with VBoxManage and this fails with a 
COM server error as follows:

C:\Windows\system32>"C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\VBoxManage.exe" 
commands createrawvmdk -filename "C:\Users\Laukamp\VirtualBox 
-PHD1.vmdk -rawdisk \\.\PhysicalDrive1
VBoxManage.exe: error: Failed to create the VirtualBox object!
VBoxManage.exe: error: Code CO_E_SERVER_EXEC_FAILURE (0x80080005) - 
Server execu
tion failed (extended info not available)
VBoxManage.exe: error: Most likely, the VirtualBox COM server is not 
running or
failed to start.

The CMD is started with administrative privileges. The VBoxSVC.exe also 
is running and I also tried to restart it on CMD to see errors. No 
errors appeared it started without problems.

I also tried to reinstall and tried again but this also gave me no 
result. I don't know whether this could be a bug so I post this to the 
users and devel list.

Would be great when someone could help me I don't know how I could solve 
this problem.

Best Regards

P.S. Sorry for my bad english.
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