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Not that I would remember.
Regarding virtualbox (post number 45): I tried to install this also. I saw it can use VDI directly but it didn't ask me for Ubuntu guest os ISO. It didn't even ask me to load the VDI file. All it asked me is to choose the path where some storage will be saved.
This task is extremly complicated. I have been working on that for a long time, researched your forums and there are rare topics with so many posts as this one but Im afraid I won't be able to do this on my own. Its too hard, too complicated.
Regarding virtualbox (post number 45): I tried to install this also. I saw it can use VDI directly but it didn't ask me for Ubuntu guest os ISO.
Why should it? It's already been installed in that vdi file, all you need to do is give the VM a name, assign it some RAM, and boot it up.
Originally Posted by rabbit0
It didn't even ask me to load the VDI file. All it asked me is to choose the path where some storage will be saved.
I'm not sure what you mean. You need to create a new VM, name it, tell it what kind of OS it is, assign it some RAM, and then when it asks about a storage container, tell it to use an existing one and select the vdi file you downloaded. Then just boot it up.
suicidaleggroll... Its not that easy. Somehow I managed to create Virtual Machine on my own but when I wanted to use vdi file (this could be the moment of so called "storage container") I got error message saying it cannot be the same.. Im not sure if this "it" was folder or path or file. Probably file since I then tried same path (windows 8.1's desktop) and it worked because I renamed the file. When I want to start (the word "start" is most likely equal to "boot") that virtual machine I get error message saying (obviously i am talking about virtualbox):
"FATAL: No bootable medium found! System halted."
According to how I understand the error, the reason is that I didn't set anywhere which file should virtual machine use. Within the same black window, as where said error is shown, I went to Devices\CD-DVD Devices\Choose A Virtual CD-DVD Disk Drive
Unfortunately here the possibility to choose VDI file is gone. Also if I go on the main virtualbox's software screen to right click virtual machine\Settings. Here is nowhere possibility to add any file.
when i was creating, in virtualbox, virtual machine, it didn't really ask me for vdi filename. It only asked me for destination where I want to save something. When i wanted to basically choose the vdi file, it said that the name of file cannot be the same. After double checking, I saw it was actually asking where to save (storage) and not which vdi file to use. Never asked me for any file what to use.
for virtual box
type an arbitrary name
version ubuntu 32bit
set you memory size
click: use an existing virtual hard drive file
click: the little yellow box at the end of the empty box
browse the location of the file you downloaded and extracted for virtual box and select it
click: create as it should be lit up now
power it up.
which step are you having trouble with?
Ok it seems like post number 55th (colorpurple's) now finally solved the problem within virtualbox. That means suicidaleggroll was right suggesting me virtualbox instead of vmware player. Using "use an existing virtual hard drive file" and choosing VDI file finally came to the step of installing the content inside the file. So problem solved.
Thank you a trillion of times to all 3 of you for your time for me and specially your patience.