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Windows 7: Linux - Install on Windows 7 Virtual Machine using VirtualBox


14 Dec 2010   #49
Kari

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 
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22 Sep 2012   #50
pragnesh89

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

I'm trying to set up a wireless connection in Ubuntu 10.04 but it doesnt seem to work. I have vboxaddition 4.1.22_80657 installed and so when I go to System>Administration>Hardware Drivers, it says No proprietary drivers are in use on this system.

Wired internet works for me. I've tried setting up wireless through a VPN connection, but it doesnt show up after I configure it.


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01 Oct 2012   #51
pragnesh89

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

I have another question: How can I use the virtual images from a different Windows user account? Meaning, how and what can I load the virtual images into Oracle VM virtualbox so I can run it from another windows user account?
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01 Oct 2012   #52
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pragnesh89 View Post
I have another question: How can I use the virtual images from a different Windows user account? Meaning, how and what can I load the virtual images into Oracle VM virtualbox so I can run it from another windows user account?
The installation of an OS into vBox is like installing on a real PC. Dumping an image from another system into vBox will not work.

Reasons are drivers and the activation.
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27 Dec 2012   #53
pragnesh89

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

I actually upgraded the Virtual box version to 4.2.6. And even after installing vbox additions in ubuntu, I am not able to use the Internet. It says wired connection off - you are now disconnected. I click on eth0 and I get this message.
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29 Dec 2012   #54
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Have you checked VirtualBox network settings? See tutorial Part 1 step 16.
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02 Jan 2013   #55
pragnesh89

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Have you checked VirtualBox network settings? See tutorial Part 1 step 16.
I finally got it working. I tinkered with the network settings. Since, I'm using the Internet with the LAN cable, I set adapter 1 as the Broadcom Integrated controller and adapter 2 as my wireless adapter. It's working now.
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19 Jan 2013   #56
Monkeyman7890

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Hi, I tried doing this with the latest version of Ubuntun and Oracle VM Vitualbox. I followed all your steps. When I hit start I was able to select my language but the instead of the desktop thing with the installer i got a list of options that were something like

Try Linux
Install
Check disk
...
I selected install and the it showed a bunch of lines of words then the screen in Virtualbox just went black. I tried restarting and resetting a couple of times but i still get the same results. How can i fix this.

P.S I'm using windows 7 32-bit

Thanks,
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19 Jan 2013   #57
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Hi Monkeyman, welcome to the Seven Forums.

With Ubuntu 12 (both 12.04 and 12.10) it seems you need to turn ACPI off before installing. Do as told here:
  1. When on opening screen, press F6 to open Other Options menu. Highlight acpi=off with arrow keys, select it by pressing Enter, press ESC to exit menu:
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  2. Now select Try Ubuntu without installing and press Enter. Do not care about possible error messages at this stage, just wait:
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  3. When on Live Ubuntu desktop, select Install Ubuntu and installation begins:
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Notice that this can be a painfully slow procedure. Did three test installs today, on three different hosts, and average time needed was 3 minutes from above mentioned step 1 to step 2, and over 4 minutes from step 2 to step 3. Installation itself might also take a while.

Good luck.

Kari


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23 Apr 2013   #58
TumbleweedBiff

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 
Helpful but ...

There are a number of things which need to be updated to the current version of Virtual Box (4.2.12). Several of the screens don't match and someone who isn't able to think a bit outside the box isn't going to make it. For example, the current version doesn't have a "Devices" menu option for installing the guest additions. Instead, from the manager, select Settings, Storage, IDE, and use the tool to select the ISO which you have to download separately from http://downloads.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/4.2.12/
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23 Apr 2013   #59
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Thanks for heads up. As so many other things, also VBox has changed since writing this tutorial almost two and a half years ago.

As i have moved to Windows 8 and the Hyper-V is today the only virtualization platform I am using, I need to install the latest VBox and then some Linux virtual machines in order to get new screenshots and edit instructions. I will do it. It might not be today but anyway in the near future.

Kari
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