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I downloaded Ubuntu ISO and burned the image on a CD. I created a new Linux hard-disk in VirtualBox and while VirtualBox is installing Ubuntu from that CD, it generates following error after some time:

(initramfs) Unable to find a medium containing a live file system

Is the image not complete? I downloaded the entire thing. Can I supply the entire file-set through my hard-disk?

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There is no need to burn a CD when using VirtualBox. You can boot your VM directly from an iso file. If this still doesn't work, make sure your image file isn't corrupted/truncated.

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Even if the .iso is located on the hard drive? – RPK Dec 31 '10 at 22:26
Hopefully. – jlliagre Dec 31 '10 at 23:25
@Rohit - yes. Just point to the ISO file – Sathya Jan 1 '11 at 3:50

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