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Minimal boot chainloader

I have a Fedora 20 installation on my second physical hard drive. The normal operating system is Windows 7, in which I have VirtualBox installed with direct physical access to the second hard drive ...
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3answers
55 views

VirtualBox - boot partition image

I have been trying to convert a Windows 7 partition to a VDI so I could boot it in Virtualbox and remove the partition. I'd previously been able to boot the raw partition within the host (Mac OS X). ...
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1answer
48 views

Windows-XP VM fails to boot after import in VirtualBox-4.x

I have a perfectly fine Windows-XP virtual machine in VirtualBox (v4.2.22) on my laptop with a 64-bit host OS, which works fine. I used the "Export" utility of VirtualBox to create an "OVA" file of my ...
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Booting Error CentOS 6.4

CentOS 6.4 within Virtual Box on Mac was working fine before testing commands of init 3 (for console only mode). I am curious about I've typed init 0 (halt system). Now, when it boots, nothing other ...
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Ubuntu virtualbox stuck at initializing screen

So my ubuntu virtualbox was working fine.. until I decided to try to up it's performance by changing a couple of settings. Things I changed: Base memory: 1468Mb ---> 2048Mb Processors used: 1 ---> ...
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21 views

How mount remote folder on boot from virtualmachine guest onto host at boot?

On boot I want the following two things to happen in order: Start up a VirtualBox machine Mount a folder (only after the VB machine is booted) on that VB guest onto the local host machine (via ...
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178 views

Dual Boot and Virtualize the Same Partition- Kali Linux in Windows 8

I am trying to virtualize an existing partition, as detailed in this article, as described here in the VirtualBox manual. The Kali install is on a logical partition on the same disk as my Windows ...
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Restoration of system image causes STOP 0x07B BSOD [duplicate]

I restored a Windows 7 Clonezilla image of a Dell laptop I had to a virtualbox hard drive. During the boot process, I get a BSOD, I've tried repairs using both the internal system repair and using a ...
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Boot Windows 7 with system partition inVirtualBox (maybe by putting a boot loader on it)

I received a computer with Windows 7 pre-installed. I've managed to resize the main Windows partition (the boot partition) and installed Linux. The partition table now looks like this: /dev/sda1 ...
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428 views

VirtualBox FATAL: No bootable medium found! System halted. after resize

After resizing VHD file with VBoxManage modifyhd "c:\VMs\WinXP.vhd" --resize 50000 and successful operation I cannot boot from this VHD: FATAL: No bootable medium found! System halted. Previous ...
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52 views

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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90 views

Mac OS as host, Ubuntu 12.04 (64bit) guest as dual-boot on VirtualBox

I have an Ubuntu installation on a partition on my Mac and I would like to boot Ubuntu from within Mac OS X using VirtualBox. When I want to start the machine I only get Error loading operating ...
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1answer
86 views

Can I use Virtual Box to install windows in a dual boot?

I'm trying to dual boot a macbook pro, but it is too old to support a usb as a means of install and I don't have the full install disk, only the upgrade. I have an iso of Windows 7, can I somehow run ...
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120 views

Linux VirtualBox inside Windows VirtualBox doesn't boot

I'm trying to run a Linux VirtualBox instance inside a Windows 7 VirtualBox instance, but Linux (tried both Puppy and Mint) doesn't boot. My research says that this should be possible, see here for ...
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50 views

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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89 views

Any way to get Windows 7 to boot in other than 1024x768?

I'm using VirtualBox to create two virtual windows side-by-side on a single 1920x1080 monitor. Each window is thus 960x1080 minus the VirtualBox window borders. During Windows bootup, the VirtualBox ...
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1answer
115 views

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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172 views

creating bootable USB with win XP using a virtualbox and dd

I able to succesfully move linux installed on VirtualBox from virtual hard drive to physical usb drive. I use unix dd command to read whole virtial harddrive and use physical usb flashdisk as output ...
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1answer
235 views

OS X Snow Leopard in Virtual Box fails to boot after software update

I installed a copy of Snow Leopard on a virtual drive in a Windows 7 host. It has been working fairly well in the past few days. I decided to install the updates for OS X and now it is stuck at the ...
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177 views

Virtualbox needs ISO to boot VM post OS install

Fore some reason after i create new VM and install OS to it then it stops booting after the installation is completed. I have to re-mount the ISO i used for install to get the VM working normally. ...
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699 views

Can I copy my laptop's original OS to use in VirtualBox? [closed]

My laptop originally came with Windows Vista. I have purchased and upgraded my OS to Windows 7. For a class I am taking I now need to run a program that only installs in Windows XP or Vista. So, I ...
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3answers
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Windows 8 32-bit won't boot on VirtualBox

I've been trying to install Windows 8 32-bit on the latest version of VirtualBox since yesterday. I run VirtualBox on my regular Windows 7 32-bit install. Win8 installs fine, then goes to restart ...
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1answer
231 views

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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2answers
3k views

How can I boot directly to a VirtualBox (.vdi) image (possibly via hypervisor)?

I have a system image in VirtualBox as a .vdi file. I am aware of how to convert this to other formats of VM using VBoxManage. I'd like to boot this image locally on a number of clients which ...
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1answer
1k views

Boot from a VHD created by VirtualBox

I have used VirtualBox to create a VM, and installed the latest Windows 8 Consumer Preview on it. I have a .VHD file with the OS installed. I am wondering, since Windows 7 supports boot from a VHD ...
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2answers
350 views

Boot from flash drive then start VirtualBox

I want to put a very small OS on a flash drive with minimum necessary requirements for running VirtualBox 64 bit machines. Can I make it with Tiny Linux or something similar?
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1answer
541 views

Booting VirtualBox with Virtual CloneDrive mounted boot media

I have VirtualBox on a Windows7 64bit host, I want to use a WinXP 32bit on it as a guest. I have the installer image - legally - in a format (.img) that is supported by Virtual CloneDrive, but not ...
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1answer
188 views

Strange row of red Asian characters on boot

When Chrome OS boots, there is blank screen with a row of red Asian characters at the top. Here is a reference to it: After doing this the default splash shows up and then boots to a black ...
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1answer
1k views

What's the puporse of the VirtualBox Services?

I have installed VirtualBox on Ubuntu 11.04 and see the following services in BUM (Boot-Up Manager) Oracle VM VirtualBox (vboxweb-service) VirtualBox linux kernel module (vboxdrv) Oracle VM ...
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1answer
290 views

Booting a cloned VirtualBox VM on a different host

I have cloned a VirtualBox machine, which runs Ubuntu. I now wish to transfer it to a new host machine running Windows Vista 32-bit. I've transferred the .vdi file and adjusted the name and memory. ...
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How to boot from a flash drive OS using VirtualBox?

I have two flash drive, one with Slax installed and another for Android x86 Live installed, but they do not boot in my laptop (in my work they boot perfectly). I can boot from some live CDs/DVDs or ...
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1answer
269 views

How do I install a bootable partition for Virtualbox on OSX

I'm trying to install Virtualbox to run Windows XP on my OSX box. I used the supplied configuration wizard which asked some questions about a disk partition. I allocated a 10GB partition to Virtualbox ...
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1answer
2k views

How to install OSX into VirtualBox on a Macbook Air using Apple's Reinstall USB

I'm currently dual-booting OSX and Ubuntu on my Macbook Air, but it'd be nice to run OSX within Ubuntu via VirtualBox. This seems possible using VirtualBox and is legal - there's even a post on an ...
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217 views

Booting a virtual machine non-virtually

I have a VirtualBox virtual machine that I use regularly. In order to use it on many computers, I carry it around on a USB drive. Sometimes, however, I come across a computer that doesn't support ...
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1answer
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Buffer I/O error while booting from BackTrack 4.0 live CD using VirtualBox

I am facing a problem while installing BackTrack 4.0 on my VirtualBox installation. After assigning a hard drive and booting from the live CD, I am receiving a error message as follows. Loading, ...
2
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1answer
485 views

Boot natively from a Virtual Box installation

I have Ubuntu 10.04 installed in Virtualbox. The VB installation image is around 4gb(.vdi file). I dont wish to reinstall Ubuntu and then install everything all over again. Can I boot natively ...
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1answer
8k views

Utility to interpret BCD.LOG and BOOTSTAT.DAT binary files (W7 Boot hangs)

The main question is : "Are there any utility that can interpret these two binary files: BCD.LOG BOOTSTAT.DAT both of them updated during the Vista/W7 boot process ? I already know of EasyBCD and ...
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1answer
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How to make a VirtualPC boot again on VirtualBox?

It was quite strange that after the Macbook crashed one time, VirtualBox won't start up the Windows XP, claiming the following: Is there a way to boot it up again? I renamed the ...