Ticket #4897 (closed defect: obsolete)

Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 2 months ago

Linux guest/OSX host with createrawvmdk: "unrecognized partition table"

Reported by: dre Owned by:
Priority: major Component: virtual disk
Version: VirtualBox 3.0.4 Keywords: createarawvmdk osx linux
Cc: Guest type: Linux
Host type: other

Description (last modified by aeichner) (diff)

I have a MBP with rEFIt and a working Ubuntu Jaunty amd64 on partition 3, with partition 4 swap. I request a vmdk file to provide guest access to these physical partitions:

chgrp admin /dev/disk0s3 /dev/disk0s4 
chmod g+w /dev/disk0s3 /dev/disk0s4 
cd ~/Library/VirtualBox/Machines/
VBoxManage internalcommands createrawvmdk -filename rawdisk.vmdk -rawdisk /dev/disk0 -partitions 3,4 -register

Afterwards, grub (on partition 3) runs, and I am able to see and access the partitions from grub (using cat, etc). Ubuntu initramfs, however, gives the error "unrecognized partition table", and doesn't register any partitions.

Any ideas for what could be causing this behavior?

Some context is in the last few comments on #1461, however that bug is fixed.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by gionn


comment:2 Changed 2 months ago by aeichner

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to obsolete
  • Description modified (diff)

Please reopen if still relevant with a recent VirtualBox release.

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