Problem mounting floppy drive as host

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Problem mounting floppy drive as host

Postby tggm » 12. Nov 2007, 13:30

Hi all,

I'm unable to mount my floppy drive as an host device with virtualbox 1.5.0r2. When I try to mount the device, I get the following error:
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localhost dev # vboxmanage modifyvm CIIST -floppy host:/dev/floppy/0
VirtualBox Command Line Management Interface Version 1.5.0
(C) 2005-2007 innotek GmbH
All rights reserved.

error: Invalid host floppy drive name
localhost dev #

But, I am perfectly able to mount the floppy drive:
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localhost dev # mount /dev/floppy/0 /mnt/floppy/ -t msdos
localhost dev #


Can anyone shed some light on this? :)

Thank you very much!
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Postby Ingo » 14. Nov 2007, 12:21

Do you tried to use /dev/fd0 or something like that?
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Postby tggm » 14. Nov 2007, 12:31

Yes I did.
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Postby Ingo » 14. Nov 2007, 12:36

What does the drop down list in the GUI you offer?
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Postby tggm » 15. Nov 2007, 18:20

ok, i managed to get the floppy drive working now. (there was a module missing in the kernel, sorry)

But now the problem is, the drive light is always on. Is this expected behaviour? Does it mean that the drive is always being accessed?

The light comes on as soon as the VM is started.
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Postby Ingo » 16. Nov 2007, 13:54

I think this is because the VM occupies the floppy drive so you can't share it with the host. There is also an indicator for the virtual floppy at the status line of the virtual box.
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