Virtualbox - no /dev/acd0 in VM even if it's booting from CD
freebsd at qeng-ho.org
Mon Jan 24 13:22:23 UTC 2011
I just upgraded to virtualbox-ose-3.2.12 (ditto the vbox kmod port), and
then tried to install a new VM. It booted from the CD fine but
sysinstall reported that it couldn't find a CD drive to install from.
Booting another VM that already existed showed the same problem -
/dev/ad0 exists but /dev/acd0 doesn't and there's no sign of it during
the device detection part of the boot.
Anyone else seeing this problem?
The host machine is amd64, running 8.1-RELEASE-p2 GENERIC.
The new VM is booting FreeBSD-8.1-RELEASE-i386-disc1.iso
The old VM is running i386 8.1-RELEASE-p1 GENERIC, and can't see
/dev/acd0 regardless of whether or not an ISO is attached to it.
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