VirtualBox

Ticket #3268 (new defect)

Opened 5 years ago

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

Reported by: jkeil Owned by:
Priority: major Component: host support
Version: VirtualBox 2.1.2 Keywords: floppy
Cc: Guest type: other
Host type: Solaris

Description

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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All rights reserved.

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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".

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