You can configure a virtual floppy drive to connect to a physical floppy drive or an existing or blank floppy image file. You can add up to two floppy drives to a virtual machine.

Power off the virtual machine.

1

Select the virtual machine and select VM > Settings.

2

On the Hardware tab, click Add.

3

In the Add Hardware wizard, select Floppy Drive.

4

Select the floppy media type.

Option

Description

Use a physical floppy drive

The virtual machine uses a physical floppy drive.

Use a floppy image

The drive connects to an floppy image (.flp) file.

Create a blank floppy image

The drive connects to a blank floppy image (.flp) file that you create.

5

If you selected the physical floppy drive media type, select a specific floppy drive or select Auto detect to allow Workstation to auto-detect the drive to use.

6

If you selected the floppy image or blank floppy image media type, type the name or browse to the location of a floppy image (.flp) file.

7

To connect the drive or floppy image file to the virtual machine when the virtual machine powers on, select Connect at power on.

8

Click Finish to add the drive to the virtual machine.

9

Click OK to save your changes.

10

If you added a second floppy drive to the virtual machine, enable the drive in the virtual machine BIOS.

a

Select the virtual machine and select VM > Power > Power On to BIOS.

b

Select Legacy Diskette B: and use the plus (+) and minus (-) keys on the numerical keypad to select the type of floppy drive to use.

c

Press F10 to save the settings.