Ticket #8428 (closed defect: fixed)
No register option in vboxmanage.exe internalcommands creatrawvmdk
|Reported by:||leop||Owned by:|
|Version:||VirtualBox 4.0.4||Keywords:||register vboxmanage rawdisk|
When using vboxmanage.exe (windows 7_64 host) to create a raw hard disk as the "virtual hard drive", the created vmdk file cannot be register with VirtualBox. The -register option no loner exists.
Previously (ver 3.x.x):
vboxmanage.exe internalcommands createrawvmdk -filename c:\local\myvm.vmdk -rawdisk \.\PhysicalDrive0 -partions 5,6 -register
would create and register the physical drive as the "virtual hard drive". With ver 4.0.4 (and 4.0.2), the above command gives an error that -register is not a valid option. The register option is no longer listed by vboxmanage. However, the current 4.0.4 user manual lists register as a valid option.
Additionally, there appears to be no other way to register the new vmdk files so that the "virtual hard disk" can be attacked to a virtual machine.