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Grub cannot find root disk on VirtualBox

I've built myself a boot image of a variant of Arch Linux for writing to USB sticks. It uses grub with default values, and it works just fine when booting a physical box from USB. (This question ...
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Using Grub to boot a raw disk image

I'm wanting to create (for personal use) a disk image which I can load from VirtualBox and also which will boot off my USB drive. My USB Drive currently has a number of ISO's, and I can select the ...
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How to change video mode in Debian Wheezy on VirtualBox 4.1.12?

I've installed Debian Wheezy on VirtualBox 4.1.12 (running in Ubuntu 12.04) and have troubles setting the video mode. vga=xxx isn't possible anymore, instead, the video mode should be set using GRUB. ...
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Vbox debug mode. Stop execution before HW reset

I have gotten hold of a Solaris x86 10 8/11 VMDK and need to create the corresponding VirtualBox VM. I used all the info in the vmx to create this VBox VM but GRUB fails to complete the normal boot ...
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grub-mkrescue not producing bootable image

I'm trying to use the grub-mkrescue command to produce a rescue disk. I invoke it like this: grub-mkrescue -o grub.iso This produces the .iso file, but when I try to boot from it using VirtualBox, ...
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Virtualbox existing (physical) Ubuntu guest clears Windows 7 entry on update-grub, no single solution for both scenarios

I have successfully booted an existing Ubuntu 12.04 physical partition installation under a Windows 7 host, as explained here. I use a grub rescue disk .iso to manually boot the kernel, get to the ...
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How to copy VirtualBox VDI contents to a partition and dual boot the OS from it?

I'm a Linux user but I keep a compressed Windows XP ISO with me on a pen drive for the case I absolutely need Windows to do something. This works in VirtualBox most of the time. But now I want to ...
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Make GRUB boot to Usb pendrives

I would like to boot usb pendrives using grub. An example is using a VirtualBox VM with a minimal install of Debian (Just the console). Debian will install GRUB by default, i would like to use the ...
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Virtualbox relaunching the disk image instead of the server everytime

I am on OS X Lion, I am trying to install an ubuntu server (11.04) to a Virtualbox using an .iso disk image I have downloaded. Once I finish the installation (which includes the installation of GRUB ...
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Configuring GRUB to choose different OS when inside VM

On my laptop, I've got a dual-boot configuration with Windows 7 and Linux OSes installed. I am also using Linux via Oracle VirtualBox (through raw VMDK file) when working in Windows. Since I have ...
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Ubuntu grub menu - detect partitions

I installed Ubuntu to spare raw partitions using VirtualBox, and have managed to get it to boot up and get it fully working in VirtualBox. Now I want to be able to boot it natively too. My ...
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Can I erase a GRUB bootloader?

I installed ubuntu on my Windows 7 pc. Automatically it used the GRUB bootloader. Then I learnt how to use VirtualBox. I have no need for Ubuntu. So can I delete Ubuntu and GRUB while leaving Windows ...
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Newly upgraded Ubuntu 11.04 VM not booting

I have just upgraded to 11.04 on my VirtualBox VM, and after I start it, it begins to load, but it stops at the line * Checking battery state... [ OK ] I have tried the recovery mode, but to no ...
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Getting into grub loader in Ubuntu Virtual Box machine

I have Ubuntu guest OS installed on Virtual Box on windows. But I have forgotten all passwords for user and root accounts. But when I try to get into grub by pressing escape at startup, nothing ...