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

06 Jan 2011   #10

Windows 7 Professional X64

This thread needs a "Staples" That was easy picture.

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17 Jan 2011   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Hey guys, I'm having trouble mounting the Ubuntu 10.10 iso. Followed the steps given until that point, at which I get the error message:

Failed to open the CD/DVD image
Could not get the storage format of the medium
Result Code:
IMedium {9edda847-1279-4b0a-9af7-9d66251ccc18}
IVirtualBox {d2de270c-1d4b-4c9e-843f-bbb9b47269ff}

If anyone has any ideas what is going wrong here it would be a great help.
Running VirtualBox 4.0 on Windows 7 Ultimate x64
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17 Jan 2011   #12


If you mean you get that error when mounting the Ubuntu ISO in Part 1 step 14 of this tutorial, that error message means that there's a problem with ISO, VirtualBox does not recognize it as an image, which in its turn normally means a damaged ISO.

The easiest way would be to re-download Ubuntu ISO.

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17 Jan 2011   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Oh yeah... Tried it with a newly downloaded copy of the iso and it works fine. Now I feel stupid
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17 Jan 2011   #14


Happens to all of us sometimes
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22 Jan 2011   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Kari bro, thanks a lot for the simplified tutorial... working fine on my windows 7 64 bit... But i am not able to set up a connection... i have already enabled the virtual box host connection, still i m having difficulties in setting up a connection... i use a wired broadband connection with a username and password...

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22 Jan 2011   #16


A virtual machine can not directly use hardware components of your host machine. for instance, a virtual machine like Ubuntu in this case running on VirtualBox does not find the wireless adapter of the host computer. It simply is not able to see it.

Instead, a virtual machine uses so called emulated hardware. The emulated virtual network adapter in your Ubuntu virtual machine is an ethernet, wired, adapter, not wireless. This virtual adapter then uses the resources of your hos PC's real physical adapter to communicate with network.

Simply put, you should do just as told in tutorial, nothing else, and you will be able to connect to network and Internet from your virtual machine. The fact that you are using a wireless connection on your host means nothing to virtual machine; it still uses an emulated wired connection which in its turn uses the resources of your host's wireless connection.

In Ubuntu virtual machine, it should look like this. Wired connection on Auto, no wireless connections:

Linux - Install on Windows 7 Virtual Machine using VirtualBox-tutorial_ubuntu_vbox_1_16_b.png

Linux - Install on Windows 7 Virtual Machine using VirtualBox-tutorial_ubuntu_vbox_1_16_c.png

And in virtual machine settings, exactly as told in tutorial Part 1, step 16, you choose bridged connection and your host computers network adapter, in your case the wireless (WiFi) adapter:

Linux - Install on Windows 7 Virtual Machine using VirtualBox-tutorial_ubuntu_vbox_1_16.png


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28 Jan 2011   #17


great instructions, thank you!

i've noticed that i cannot change the resolution of the linux Virtual Machine window
its also 800x640 and my monitor is 1920x1200.
is there an easy way to fix this? did i miss it in your tutorial?
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28 Jan 2011   #18

Windows 10 Pro x64

Try to install drivers to the graphic card.
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28 Jan 2011   #19


No, Stalker. A virtual machine uses it's emulated hardware and drivers which are included.

@liquidmonkey, check that you did not forget tutorial part 1 step 15 to set video memory to maximum, and part 2 steps 15 to 21 to install VirtualBox Guest Additions.

When video memory is set, and Guest Additions installed, you simply change the resolution of virtual machine display from host machine by resizing the vm's Explorer window. When you want to you can also select fullscreen or seamless mode from vm's Machine menu.


Linux - Install on Windows 7 Virtual Machine using VirtualBox-vbox_vm_display_resolution.png

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