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RegulusDeneb 05-05-2013 04:30 PM

FATAL: No bootable medium found!
 
Greetings- I'm installing Red Hat 64-bit on Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.2.12 in Windows 7, using this manual to guide me: https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch...tro-installing.
While I created the virtual machine, I selected VDI as the hard drive file type. Then I created a New fixed-size file of 32Gb for the hard disk image. I thought it created the image on my physical hard disk.

When I came to the VM Manager window, I clicked Start with Red Hat selected. The Select Startup Disk dialog box popped up and I chose VBoxGuestAdditions.iso (56.73Mb). Then I got this error in the command window:
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FATAL: No bootable medium found! System halted
The other option was the E:\ drive, which is the DVD drive. The only reason it was an option, I think, is because I had a cd in the drive.

I thought the .iso file was the one option to choose because of this statement in the manual:
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If you have downloaded installation media from the Internet in the form of an ISO image file (most probably in the case of a Linux distribution), you would normally burn this file to an empty CD or DVD and proceed as just described. With VirtualBox however, you can skip this step and mount the ISO file directly. VirtualBox will then present this file as a CD or DVD-ROM drive to the virtual machine, much like it does with virtual hard disk images.
Before selecting the .iso file, I tried browsing for the medium:
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If your medium is not in the list (especially if you are using VirtualBox for the first time), select the small folder icon next to the drop-down list to bring up a standard file dialog, with which you can pick the image file on your host disks.
I thought the image file was installed on the hard disk, so I went to the C:\ and the only option there was to Open something, and I don't know what to open.

Now, when I open Red Hat and hit F12 I see:
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VirtualBox temporary boot device selection
Detected Hard disks:
AHCI controller:
1) Hard disk
Other boot devices: f)Floppy c)CD-ROM l) LAN b)Continue booting
I think the problem is that I don't have Red Hat installed, so how should I proceed? Thanks!

GlennsPref 05-05-2013 06:02 PM

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Hi, Welcome to LQ!

LQ has a fantastic search function that may save you time waiting for an answer to a popular question.

With over 4 million posts to search it's possible the answer has been given.
:)
the iso is here, after install of vbox.
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/opt/VirtualBox/additions/VBoxGuestAdditions.iso
Point your virtual cdrom to load this file as a cdrom device.

You may have to install RH before installing the guest additions.

I have not done this On win7.

RegulusDeneb 05-05-2013 06:44 PM

Thank you. I did search the forum, using the title of this thread, before posting the question.
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Originally Posted by GlennsPref (Post 4945600)
the iso is here, after install of vbox.
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/opt/VirtualBox/additions/VBoxGuestAdditions.iso
Point your virtual cdrom to load this file as a cdrom device.

That is the same file I tried before and I got the same result. It is in C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox on my computer.
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You may have to install RH before installing the guest additions.
I already have Ubuntu installed in the VirtualBox Manager. Do I need to open Ubuntu and download Red Hat from its internet browser, then install RH? That doesn't seem to make sense because the Ubuntu disk probably can't talk to the new Red Hat disk. But since the Red Hat disk isn't set up yet, I don't have any programs in it, i.e. an internet browser.

GlennsPref 05-06-2013 05:57 PM

I checked yesterday on my system, Mageia 3 RC x86_64, installing winxpsp2 in vBox.

I found I was able to install the GuestAddittions with windows booted to safe-mode
(to allow 3d graphics to install)

you may be able to change the cdrom setting within vBox to point to the RH CD disk
(and change the boot order (cd first, hdd next, etc...)

and then reboot from the RedHat CDrom.

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I did search the forum, using the title of this thread
A welcome note, is all.
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Do I need to open Ubuntu and download Red Hat from its internet brows
No, difficult to control

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the image file was installed on the hard disk, so I went to the C:\ and the only option there was to Open something, and I don't know what to open.
Windows may not show an .iso file as a workable file, change the lower dialog box to say "all files", and the .iso should appear in the list, as you stated, here.

Hope this helps.

ps, you need to be root/admin to install vBox components.

RegulusDeneb 05-06-2013 10:46 PM

I haven't actually downloaded Red Hat yet :o, and it's now my understanding that that is my responsibility; VBox doesn't supply the OS.

So, if I understand the process correctly, I have to wait for a "Service Activation" email from Red Hat before they allow me access to their OS. In the meantime, I'll try downloading Scientific Linux. Then I'll try your suggestions.

GlennsPref 05-06-2013 10:56 PM

Try Mageia.
<edit>Or, centOS or Fedora (More RedHat derivatives), for that rpm experience.</edit>
http://www.mageia.org/en/

;-)

RegulusDeneb 05-07-2013 10:06 AM

Thanks you. I downloaded Mageia. How do I check its md5sum and sha1sum signatures?

GlennsPref 05-07-2013 07:00 PM

type, md5sum /path/to/iso

the output will be a hex number.

The real sum is in a text file where you got the iso from, as you may know.

sha1sum is used the same way.

Regards Glenn

RegulusDeneb 05-07-2013 10:06 PM

I'm sorry.. where should I enter those commands? The Mageia download webpage advised checking the signatures right after the download. So it's not installed yet, and those commands seem to be Linux commands. I tried in DOS, and it did not understand md5sum. I have Ubuntu (someone installed it for me) on VBox, but it can't find my computer's DVD drive, unless I'm mistaken. Should I split this into a new topic?

GlennsPref 05-08-2013 04:39 AM

lmgtfy

FCIV -md5 -sha1 c:\windows\system32\shdocvw.dll
found here,
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/889768
and links to this dl page.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/841290

cheers


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