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sevs 05-05-2009 10:56 AM

VirtualBox with floppy image
Hello. After connecting floppy image with win98 bootfloppy named WIN98.IMG
and trying to start Virtual Machine it brings up an error message window with such content


Unknown error creating VM (VERR_ACCESS_DENIED)
Vbox status code: -38 (VERR_ACCESS_DENIED)
Error code: 0x080004005
Component: Console
Interface: IConsole {1dea5c4b-0753-4193-b909-22330fb4ec45}
(I translated the content from russian, so it may not be exactly as it is in english)
Sorry for bad english. Thanks in advance.

rednuht 05-05-2009 05:11 PM

can you boot another OS (i.e. linux) in virtual box? and if so can you then mount he floppy image ??
do you have a MD5 checksum to confirm the condition of the floppy image ?

sevs 05-06-2009 08:20 AM

I can boot any other virtual machine. I do not know how-to mount floppy image to /mnt/image
I do not have MD5 checksumm

mostlyharmless 05-06-2009 01:58 PM

The errors look like access denied. Are the permissions on WIN98.IMG correct? You can use chmod to change the permissions, or chown to change the ownership.

sevs 05-07-2009 10:27 AM

owner is current user 'gun' which has permissions of read/write/execute

mostlyharmless 05-07-2009 12:09 PM

What version of vbox are you using?

I presume you created the VM as the current user, gun, if not you'll have to chmod/chown the vdi file or login as the creating user.

sevs 05-07-2009 02:50 PM

Yeah, I created VM with current user 'gun'

mostlyharmless 05-07-2009 05:46 PM

If I get a chance I'll see if I can duplicate the error. I've got a Win98 bootdisk and install around that I can install in VBox. Can't think of anything else right now, sorry.

mostlyharmless 05-09-2009 11:45 AM

Well, I'm using Vbox 2.1.4 binary not OSE

vboxdrv start is in my rc.local

I made a floppy image with (as root) with dd if=/dev/fd0 of=win98.img (so the owner and group are actually root)

I created a new Win98 VM (as the ordinary user) and selected image file for mounting the win98.img file using the Vbox browse to select the file.

The default files for Machine and Harddisk are in my users .VirtualBox home directory

Result= no error, Win98 setup floppy boots.

So, I'm not sure what you did differently...

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