Ticket #285 (closed defect: invalid)
no floppy on Debian 4.0 hosts (W2K as guest OS) - or for root only?
|Reported by:||oz42||Owned by:|
First, /dev/fd0 was not found by Virtualbox so I had to start "modprobe floppy" as superuser. This means that VB does not provide all features without root password.
Anyway, it did not help. After the modprobe /dev/fd0 was available, but not usable:
Cannot open host device '/dev/fd0' for read/write access. Check the permissions of that device ('/bin/ls -l /dev/fd0'): Most probably you need to be member of the device group. Make sure that you logout/login after changing the group settings of the current user. VBox status code: -38 (VERR_ACCESS_DENIED).
But everything is ok here:
$ id uid=1000(olaf) gid=100(users) groups=6(disk),24(cdrom),25(floppy),100(users),114(vboxusers)
$ l /dev/fd0 brw-rw---- 1 root floppy 2, 0 Apr 20 08:57 /dev/fd0
Yes, I logged out and in after having me put into the floppy group.