Ticket #3268 (closed enhancement: wontfix)

Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 21 months ago

host floppy drive cannot be configured for a guest on a solaris host

Reported by: jkeil Owned by:
Priority: minor Component: host support
Version: Keywords: floppy
Cc: Guest type: all
Host type: Solaris

Description (last modified by aeichner) (diff)

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
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Workaround: Transfer contents of floppy media to a file on the host, and use an "Image File" instead of the "Host Floppy Drive".

Change History

comment:1 Changed 21 months ago by aeichner

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Description modified (diff)
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Priority changed from major to minor
  • Version VirtualBox 2.1.2 deleted
  • Type changed from defect to enhancement
  • Guest type changed from other to all

Nothing we will fix as there is no demand by paying customers. However if someone is still willing to contribute support for floppy drives on Solaris hosts we will of course help to get it integrated.

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