Mounting physical floppy with MS-DOS guest/ Ubuntu host

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Mounting physical floppy with MS-DOS guest/ Ubuntu host

Postby malcolmw » 11. Aug 2009, 22:55

While I've got DOS and my application(s) of choice working well, I'm struggling to get the physical floppy working. It works fine under Ubuntu Linux, but won't work under VB.

I "install" it in the VB configuration panel, and then start my DOS virtual machine. The green light comes on, but I get the dreaded "Abort/ Retry/ Fail" message when trying to read from the disk.

The green light stays on throughout. Needless to say, there *is* a disk in the drive!

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Re: Mounting physical floppy with MS-DOS guest/ Ubuntu host

Postby vbox4me2 » 12. Aug 2009, 21:38

If you use an image, does that work ok?
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Re: Mounting physical floppy with MS-DOS guest/ Ubuntu host

Postby malcolmw » 13. Aug 2009, 22:09

Yes, floppy images work 100% reliably. It's the physical floppy drive that doesn't. It works well under the Ubuntu host, but not under the DOS guest. The motor spins and the light goes green, but that's all.

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Re: Mounting physical floppy with MS-DOS guest/ Ubuntu host

Postby vbox4me2 » 13. Aug 2009, 22:20

I've seen it before, best to open a bugtracker ticket.
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Re: Mounting physical floppy with MS-DOS guest/ Ubuntu host

Postby malcolmw » 19. Aug 2009, 20:15

OK, I've posted a bugtracker post.

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