Ticket #6035 (closed defect: invalid)
Writes on raw partition not persistent
|Reported by:||ilo||Owned by:|
Created a vmdk disk for only my linux partition with vboxmanage internalcommands createrawvmdk. Virtualbox sees the disk correctly and I can successfully boot and access the partition and OS without any issues. However writes don't get commited to the physical disk, so when you reboot the changes you made are lost.
If you copy in too much data, if you are lucky only the guest will crash. If you aren't lucky then virtualbox crashes and either takes the host with it or just lingers there unable to be killed. Never installed virtualbox before so no old drivers hanging around. Host is windows 7.
I tried using the 4 controllers available through the gui and didn't make a difference. I tried marking the hd as writethrough (rather than normal) and didn't make a difference either.