Ticket #8385 (closed defect: fixed)
Can't boot from Secondary Master/Slave IDE
|Reported by:||Batman||Owned by:|
|Version:||VirtualBox 4.0.4||Keywords:||secondary slave|
Description (last modified by aeichner) (diff)
I have created VM with Windows XP guest OS (my host OS is Windows 7). It's main virtual hdd connected to primary master IDE. My host's CD-drive is connected to primary slave. Everything works fine. I have bootable USB-flash disk with DOS installed. Using VBoxManage.exe i created vmdk-file that map my USB-flash to virtual HDD. Next i connect it to my VM as secondary master IDE. But i can't boot from this drive! Durin startup i press F12 (to enter boot menu), than select Secondary Master and get error message: Start booting from USB device... Boot disk failure But my USB-flash is definitely bootable! (see VBox1.log attached)
Then i remove all my drives from VM and connect only USB-flash as primary master. And boot was successful. Next i add back my main virtual hdd (with winxp installed) as primary slave. And i can't boot from this slave. Only primary master IDE is bootable!
I created another VM (DOS-type) with another VDI-file (but i did not install DOS there because did not want to waste time) connected as primary master. My host's DVD-ROM connected as primary slave. USB-flash vmdk file connected as secondary master. The problem persists (see VBox2.log attached) - i can't boot from secondary master (or any slave).
PS: the same problem i have with my external bootable USB-HDD (not flash).