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Windows 7: Windows 7 virtual pc

16 Mar 2010   #11
Kari

 

Yes there is.

Do this:
  • Choose your new, empty virtual machine.
  • Click Settings
  • Choose Storage, CD/DVD (Empty), click the small browse button:
    Windows 7 virtual pc-iso_1.png
    .
  • Choose CD/DVD Images tab, click Add:
    Windows 7 virtual pc-iso_2.png
    .
  • Browse to your ISO, click Open:
    Windows 7 virtual pc-iso_3.png
    .
  • Choose your ISO, click Select (I used here the LinuxMint ISO, don't have Fedora ISO):
    Windows 7 virtual pc-iso_4.png
    .
  • Click OK, run the virtual machine. If ISO is bootable, the vm is booted from it and installation begins
    Windows 7 virtual pc-iso_5.png

Kari




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16 Mar 2010   #12
Kari

 

By the way, when you have installed Fedora, or any other OS to a VBox virtual machine, it's got only 12MB video memory by default. It's worth to increase it to maximum, 128 MB.

Kari


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16 Mar 2010   #13
sportflyer

Vista 32bit
 
 

Kari, Thanks so much for the step by step instructions . Great tutorial !

I forgot to ask whether there are any advantages to storing the iso files and the virtual machine HD folder in the default Virtualbox locations ? To conserve my total C drive capacity of 80G , I was thinking of storing both the iso files and the virtual HD drive in another partition D with a lot more unused capacity.

Tks
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16 Mar 2010   #14
Kari

 

You are welcome!

My .VirtualBox folder is empty, I keep my virtual hard disk files on another disk to avoid filling C: too soon.

Kari
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16 Mar 2010   #15
sportflyer

Vista 32bit
 
 

OK..TKs When I started to install Virtualbox, I notice two components Bridge Networking and Host networking , install both ? There is a warning about temporary network disconnection ...anything to worry about? Tks
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16 Mar 2010   #16
Kari

 

Yes, install both. It cuts your connection for a couple of seconds. Nothing to worry.

The default network connection type for a new vm is NAT, but for instance if you want your vm to join your host computer's network, you need a bridged connection.

Kari
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16 Mar 2010   #17
sportflyer

Vista 32bit
 
 

I think I will do the bridge connection after everything is running. Tks Again
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17 Mar 2010   #18
sportflyer

Vista 32bit
 
 

After installation of Fedora , do I have to do anything with the ISO image that was added Virtual box? Tks
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17 Mar 2010   #19
Kari

 

No. A VBox virtual machine can only boot from ISO when there's no previous OS installed.

You can go to settings and choose Empty for CD/DVD drive, or you can mount one of the host system's drives to be used.

Kari

EDIT: To get most of your VBox Fedora virtual machine, you should install VirtualBox Guest Additions. It is normally a straight forward procedure, easily done with other Linux distros, but for reasons unknown to me, it's a bit more complicated in Fedora.

Follow this link to learn how to install Guest Additions on Fedora: http://www.kombitz.com/2009/12/01/fe...est-additions/
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17 Mar 2010   #20
sportflyer

Vista 32bit
 
 

I finally got it installed in the Virtual HDD and Linux is running.

a) I cant seem to get a larger display. Max display resolution is 800X600 under display properties.

b) It seems that I can only boot as live user ? Any other options?

c) What will happen I chose Empty in CD/DVD ?

Tks
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