|19 Feb 2013||#11|
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Try this first -- I only have VMware player it's free so use VMware player - otherwise use equivalent comm ands in VBOX.
start your VM software - VBOX or vmplayer
1) use VM Wizard to create Virtual Machine
2) Allocate storage space
3) Choose I will install OS later.
4) now you need to "Initialize" the Virtual disk -- download something like GPARTED - create ISO and attach this to the new VM you've just created. If you don't do this you'll find the Disk will just be "RAW" without a partitiuon on it.
5) Boot GPARTED in the Virtual machine
6) Create your Disk -- ensure there's a primary partition on it -- doesn't matter if it's Linux or NTFS or even FAT32.
7) Now re-boot the vm with the Linux distro
8) you should be able to install it.
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