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Old 03-23-2008, 11:51 AM   #1
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Help Setting Up Virtual Machine


OK, I'm trying to set up Windows XP service pack 3 on a virtual machine on my PC which I'm currently running Ubuntu (Gnome) on. I downloaded an .iso image of the install disk, and I tried to put it onto the virtual hard drive I created. This is what happened:
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dan@Dan-PC:~$ qemu -cdrom my_os_install.iso -hda c.img -m 256 -boot d
qemu: could not open hard disk image 'my_os_install.iso'
What am I doing wrong?
I'm doing this with QEMU using this tutorial.

P.S.
I renamed the .iso file to my_os_install.iso so that's not a problem
Also I tried CDing to the file and then doing this and it still didn't work.

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Old 03-23-2008, 06:06 PM   #2
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I'm bumping this, because I really need an answer.
 
Old 03-23-2008, 06:11 PM   #3
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Did you try putting a path in the iso filename? Something like

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qemu -cdrom /path/to/iso/my_os_install.iso -hda c.img -m 256 -boot d
Can you show us ls -l my_os_install.iso
 
Old 03-23-2008, 06:13 PM   #4
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Also, what user are you doing this all as. Are you stuck at step 3 of the howto?
 
Old 03-23-2008, 07:16 PM   #5
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Yes step three, and I'm the owner and administrator.
 
Old 03-23-2008, 07:20 PM   #6
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Did you try putting a path in the iso filename? Something like

Code:
qemu -cdrom /path/to/iso/my_os_install.iso -hda c.img -m 256 -boot d
Can you show us ls -l my_os_install.iso
yay worked thanks
 
  


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