Ticket #6647 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

Unable to attach floppy using cmd "vboxmanage storageattach"

Reported by: ralgre Owned by:
Component: other Version: VirtualBox 3.1.6
Keywords: floppy storageattach Cc: andreas.bujok@…
Guest type: Windows Host type: other


Using the following command on a Linux or a Windows host I get an error:

C:\Program Files\Sun\VirtualBox>vboxmanage storageattach "test" --storagectl "Floppy Controller" --port 0 --device 0 --type fdd --medium host:A:
Sun VirtualBox Command Line Management Interface Version 3.1.6
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error: Invalid host floppy drive name "A:"

Using the GUI I can attach and access the floppy drive without any problem. Extract from "test.xml":

<StorageController name="Floppy Controller" type="I82078" PortCount="1">
        <AttachedDevice type="Floppy" port="0" device="0">
          <HostDrive src="A:"/>


Change History

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by frank

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

Please reopen if still relevant with VBox 4.0.4.

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