vbox error trying to create a raw disk file

Doug Barton dougb at FreeBSD.org
Thu Nov 11 05:52:27 UTC 2010

I was following the instructions here:


And I got the following error:

VBoxManage internalcommands createrawvmdk -filename WindowsXP.vmdk 
-rawdisk /dev/ad0 -partitions 1,5
Oracle VM VirtualBox Command Line Management Interface Version 3.2.10_OSE
(C) 2005-2010 Oracle Corporation
All rights reserved.

ERROR: VMDK: could not open raw partition file '/dev/ad0'
in function int vmdkCreateRawImage(VMDKIMAGE*, VBOXHDDRAW*, uint64_t)
Error while creating the raw disk VMDK: VERR_ACCESS_DENIED
The raw disk vmdk file was not created

Any suggestions?


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