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

30 Apr 2013   #60
yangbin

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Kari, thank you for this detailed post. I have read the tutorial and almost all comments. My installtion works fine. However, I could not set the internet connection right. The conection icon says the connection is established, but when I open firefox, no webpage could be loaded. Any idea?
The host is Wins Home Premium x64, the VMbox is 4.2.12, and the Ubuntu is 12.04.2.
Thanks in advance!


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30 Apr 2013   #61
Kari

 

Hi Yangbin, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Check your virtual machine settings as told in step 16 in tutorial.

Kari
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30 Apr 2013   #62
yangbin

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thanks Kari!
I checked step 16 of the tutorial, but somehow it didn't work for me. Actually, I have even tried all options under 'Bridged adapter', none of them worked. Finally, I change 'bridged adapter' to 'NAT', which is the default option for network, and it works this time!
I'm using ubuntu to reply this now. So cool!
Appreciate your patience and time!
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09 Oct 2013   #63
martinrub

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yangbin View Post
Thanks Kari!
I checked step 16 of the tutorial, but somehow it didn't work for me. Actually, I have even tried all options under 'Bridged adapter', none of them worked. Finally, I change 'bridged adapter' to 'NAT', which is the default option for network, and it works this time!
I'm using ubuntu to reply this now. So cool!
Appreciate your patience and time!
Awesome: both the tutorial and the way VirtualBox and Ubuntu work.

The above tip also got me connected:"change 'bridged adapter' to 'NAT'". Thanks, that saved me a lot of messing around.

I'd also add PAY PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO PART 2 STEP 12 i.e. "When installation is finished, you have to unmount (deattach) Ubuntu ISO image before reboot. Before clicking Restart Now, Open Devices menu from vm window, click CD/DVD devices, choose Unmount CD/DVD Device:"

If, you miss this, like I did because I was too keen to get cracking, Ubuntu seems to freeze up and your mouse/trackpad fails to work inside the VirtualBox.

Yet again the old advice: IF ALL ELSE FAILS, READ THE INSTRUCTIONS.


Thanks to everyone concerned.

Martin
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04 Jan 2014   #64
Brunel

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

Excellent and very helpful. Thanks for your time
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17 Jan 2014   #65
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 
VirtualBox 4.3.6 r91406 & Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon64bit

Hangs on restart during install.

Host is the W7 pro 64bit in my system specs.

Guest is installed via linuxmint-16-cinnamon-dvd-64bit.iso
...from here: http://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=144

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Clicking on Restart Now in the screen above gives the screen below.

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I can reset the VM by closing the window and selecting power off or via the menu machine/reset. Once I restart the VM all seems fine and updates install fine.

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Resetting the VM just does not give me a warm feeling.

Any suggestions.

edit: I've tried default settings and settings that are closer to the tutorial... same issue.


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18 Jan 2014   #66
Kari

 

Sorry the delay. I'll download that same Mint edition and try to install it, will be back soon.
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27 Jan 2014   #67
Kari

 

I seem to be completely unable to install Mint 16 x64 to VirtualBox. Whatever I do, whatever settings I choose, it freezes on splash screen at the beginning.
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27 Jan 2014   #68
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

I'm having other troubles with this version of VirtualBox...
...so I think that I'll wait for a new release.

Thanks for your time on this.
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27 Jan 2014   #69
Kari

 

Quite interesting, though. Tried several times during past week or so, nothing seems to be working. Ubuntu OK, SuSE OK, Mint 16 a no go.

You could try if you could use one of the pre-installed Mint 16 VirtualBox images: LinuxMint | VirtualBoxImages.com
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