But have you booted from a "floppy" (1.4M image), or from an "emulated 
floppy" (as a CD) ?

The problem seems to appear when one boots from a CD with floppy 
emulation, and fdisk being ran from the said "emulated" floppy...

cheers,
Mateusz



On 08/11/2014 04:34 PM, Rugxulo wrote:
> Hi,
>
> On Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 4:49 AM, Mateusz Viste <mate...@viste.fr> wrote:
>>
>> About FDISK incompatibility: I am getting an error message "Error
>> Reading Hard Disk: Function number of drive not permitted". Is it what
>> you end up with, too? If so, then it appears to be a problem only if you
>> run FDISK from the emulated A: drive. Of course it is still a problem,
>> because the all_cd is supposed to be booted on a clean (non partionned)
>> hdd, and allow to create partitions... Seems to be some limitations of
>> FDISK (or maybe some vbox quirk again).
>>
>> My suggestion would be to use xfdisk instead (it comes on the bootable
>> CD already, and it's also available as an installable package). xfdisk
>> seems to work fine with virtualbox in my limited testing experience.
>
> FD FDISK worked for me just now (unreleased MetaDOS floppy image), but
> I'm loading a fairly spartan setup, so it's lacking a lot of drivers
> and complex stuff. I only created a small (100 MB?) .VHD image, but I
> seemed to be able to use it successfully.
>
> Try again, or at least be more specific what format and size you're
> trying to use.
>
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