Inability to attach Disk(s) to Virtual Machine in Oracle VM VirtualBox (Doc ID 1332584.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 18, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle VM VirtualBox - Version 4.0 to 5.1 [Release 4.0 to 5.0]
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)

Symptoms

While trying to attach Disks to Virtual Machine hosted on Oracle VirtualBox, it fails with the the following error:

VBoxManage: error: Could not find a storage controller named 'IDE Controller'

VBoxManage: error: Details: code VBOX_E_OBJECT_NOT_FOUND (0x80bb0001), component SessionMachine, interface IMachine, callee nsISupports

Context: "AttachDevice(bstrController.raw(), u1, u2, DeviceType_HardDisk, hardDisk)" at line 694 of file VBoxManageModifyVM.cpp

Attaching of disk to virtual machine vbox1 failed

Disk for virtual machine vbox1 has to be attached to the virtual machine manually

 

Cause

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