Ticket #3268 (new defect)
Opened 6 years ago
host floppy drive cannot be configured for a guest on a solaris host
|Reported by:||jkeil||Owned by:|
On a Solaris host (SX:CE build 104, bfu'ed to onnv-b108) the host's PS/2 floppy drive cannot be configured as the floppy drive for a guest.
In the GUI settings window for the guest under "Floppy" -> "Mount Floppy Drive": "Host Floppy Drive" is checked, but the pop-up menu that should list the hosts's floppy drives is empty. I'd expecting to have an entry with /dev/rdiskette in the pop-up menu.
A floppy media is mounted on the host:
% df -h /media/floppy/ Filesystem size used avail capacity Mounted on /dev/diskette0 1.4M 1.4M 34K 98% /media/floppy
"VBoxManage list hostfloppies" doesn't list floppies, either:
% /opt/VirtualBox/VBoxManage list hostfloppies VirtualBox Command Line Management Interface Version 2.1.2 (C) 2005-2009 Sun Microsystems, Inc. All rights reserved. %
Workaround: Transfer contents of floppy media to a file on the host, and use an "Image File" instead of the "Host Floppy Drive".