Ticket #44 (closed enhancement: fixed)

Opened 16 years ago

Last modified 15 years ago

[feature-request] Ability to access real Hard Disk on Linux host

Reported by: Technologov Owned by:
Component: other Version: VirtualBox 1.3.4
Keywords: Cc:
Guest type: other Host type: other


Software: openSUSE 10.2 Linux, VirtualBox 1.3.4 Full.

Currently it is only possible to create a virtual hard disk (.vdi), but not access a physical hard disk on host computer.

On Windows Host this is a lot of work to do - will require writing of a new driver. (so I won't ask for this)

On Linux Host this is piece-a-cake. Simply let me access *any* file on my Linux system (as my hard disk image) so I will be able to install an OS on any physical hard disk, including USB flash.

Qemu allows me doing that (last month I repartitioned and installed Win98 into USB). I need this feature on VirtualBox too.

-Alexey Eremenko

Change History

comment:1 Changed 16 years ago by achimha

This feature is not difficult to implement (neither on Linux nor Windows) besides the fact that a suitable partition table and master boot record needs to be emulated.

We do not have any plans to add this feature but would be more to happy to accept it as a community contribution.

comment:2 Changed 15 years ago by sandervl73

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

Possible in 1.4.0. Closing.

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