VirtualBox

Ticket #1879 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

vditool refuses to write to block devices

Reported by: bugsnenarb Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: other
Version: VirtualBox 1.6.2 Keywords:
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: Linux

Description

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.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by frank

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

Please reopen this bug if still relevant. Please don't use vditool. The required function should be available in VBoxManage.

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