Ticket #5355 (closed defect: fixed)
vbox 3.10 could not boot on raw disk. => fixed in the 3.1.0_BETA1, and will be fixed in 3.0.12
|Reported by:||firemeteor||Owned by:|
|Version:||VirtualBox 3.0.10||Keywords:||raw disk boot|
I have a winxp system, configured to dual boot in both Virtualbox & real machine.
It works fine in 3.08. However, it refuses too boot once I updated to 3.10. It looks like the MBR & partition table are corrupted in 3.10. When I try to fix the problem using winxp install CD, it seems that writing to MBR does not take any effect, and the installer could not recognize partitions.
Thankfully, downgrade to 3.08 makes things back to normal.
The raw disk is built using commandline like this:
VBoxManage internalcommands createrawvmdk -filename sd3_xp.vmdk -rawdisk /dev/sda -partitions 3 -mbr hd.mbr
- Priority changed from major to critical
- Host type changed from Linux to other
- Guest type changed from Windows to other