Ticket #1879 (closed defect: fixed)
vditool refuses to write to block devices
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vditool fails with VERR_ALREADY_EXISTS when trying to write to a raw block device (e.g. /dev/sda). This means that one must create a temporary file to unpack a VDI onto a physical drive, which can be a very expensive proposition. vditool should either recognize a block device and write without complaint or should provide a command line argument to suppress VERR_ALREADY_EXISTS.