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I just got a .iso of the linux distro Backtrack 5 R2. I set it up, using virtual box, and set it up to run using the .iso, and hard drive as a .vdi. Here's the setup:

System: Base Memory: 1500 MB Boot Order: CD/DVD-ROM, Hard Disk Acceleration: VT-x/AMD-V, Nested Paging

Storage: IDE Controller IDE Primary Master (CD/DVD): BT5R2-KDE-64.iso (2.62 GB)

SATA Controller SATA Port 0: Backtrack 5 R2.vdi (Normal, 8.00 GB)

Why would I be getting this error? Everything looks fine to me. And also, I'm running virtual box in a Windows 7 64bit OS.

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that's strange. Does the checksum for the ISO download match? –  Sathya Aug 4 '12 at 16:40
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FYI the checksum for BT5R2-GNOME-64.iso is: MD5 4864e7cacdc35a886ef8264eb346f414 and Sha-1 871c992353ec71246e5842d1b86bdefd7865588d You may check it with NirSoft's HasMyFiles. –  climenole Aug 4 '12 at 17:44
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Thanks, got it working. It was the checksum, Thanks again! –  Bucky763 Aug 14 '12 at 0:13
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VirtualBox only supports a handful of distros, and on them too there are many issues even after installing the guest addons. Here is the complete list (I don't see Backtrack mentioned anywhere):

https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Guest_OSes

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that shouldn't matter. –  Sathya Aug 4 '12 at 16:33
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Yep. Even if the OS is not officially supported, it should at least boot. Either the file was not downloaded properly, or the boot-sequence is not properly set in the VM's settings. Recheck your boot settings to make sure you are booting from the ISO file. –  Prahlad Yeri Aug 4 '12 at 17:47
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