Ticket #1162 (closed defect: obsolete)

Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 22 months ago

Errors with non-standard floppy formats

Reported by: gmyx Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 1.5.4 Keywords: hang, floppy
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: other


When using non-standard floppy formats such as 1.68mb, VB cannot properly read or write to these floppies. Any write attempts result in write failures. Reads can sometimes hang the virtual machine using the floppy.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by Technologov

You forgot to specify your host and guest OSes.

More info may help.


comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by gmyx

Opps. Host is Windows XP. Guest is many including FreeDos and Windows. It even refuses the boot a 1.68mb floppy. Under XP Guest, a simple dir returns garbage as if the FAT is corrupt.

Floppy was created with WinImage which uses FdFormat. It contains a working copy of PM8 compressed.

comment:3 Changed 22 months ago by aeichner

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to obsolete

Please reopen if still relevant with a recent VirtualBox release.

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