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Mounting physical floppy with MS-DOS guest/ Ubuntu host

PostPosted: 11. Aug 2009, 22:55
by malcolmw
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!

Malcolm

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

PostPosted: 12. Aug 2009, 21:38
by vbox4me2
If you use an image, does that work ok?

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

PostPosted: 13. Aug 2009, 22:09
by malcolmw
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.

Malcolm

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

PostPosted: 13. Aug 2009, 22:20
by vbox4me2
I've seen it before, best to open a bugtracker ticket.

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

PostPosted: 19. Aug 2009, 20:15
by malcolmw
OK, I've posted a bugtracker post.

Malcolm