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Old 12-09-2009, 02:16 AM   #1
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Virtualbox OSE Help!!!


Hello all,

I've just installed Virtualbox OSE, and I got the following message.

MAC: 08:00:277:25:33 UUID: 56424f58-0000-0000-0000-080027d72522
Searching
for server (DHCP).....
Me: 10.0.2.15, DHCP: 10.0.2.2, Gateway 10.0.2.2
No filename
FATAL: Could not read from the boot medium! System halted.

Please help, I'm running Ubuntu 9.10.

Thank you.
 
Old 12-09-2009, 02:26 AM   #2
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Seems the virtual machine may be trying to do a network boot.

Did you give the virtual machine some sort of image to boot from (eg iso file of a linux distro install cd)?

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Old 12-09-2009, 02:50 AM   #3
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I disabled the network adapter and it still give me the fatal error. My boot order is
Boot Order:

Hard Disk, Floppy, CD/DVD-ROM
 
Old 12-09-2009, 02:55 AM   #4
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I disabled the network adapter and it still give me the fatal error. My boot order is
Boot Order:

Hard Disk, Floppy, CD/DVD-ROM
Yes but you say it is a fresh install of virtualbox. You have to give you virtual machine an image of something to boot from...

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Old 12-09-2009, 02:59 AM   #5
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How can I do that? Sorry, I'm new at this.
 
Old 12-09-2009, 03:01 AM   #6
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Are those the only messages you see on the console of the booting virtual machine? What are you trying to boot?

Please post the contents of ~/.VirtualBox/Machines/<machine name>/<machine name>.xml
 
Old 12-09-2009, 03:03 AM   #7
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How can I do that? Sorry, I'm new at this.
Have you installed an OS on the virtual hard disk of the virtual machine?
 
Old 12-09-2009, 03:10 AM   #8
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How can I do that? Sorry, I'm new at this.
In the main display panel, select you machine then select Settings from the top left pannel, select storage, select the cd rom icon that is labeled "Empty". Then select the little folder icon, and then from this file browser interface select an iso file that you have on your system.

Now you should be able to start your virtual machine.

Please read the manual, to find out how to set up networking etc.
http://download.virtualbox.org/virtu...UserManual.pdf

Cheers,

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Old 12-09-2009, 03:12 AM   #9
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Sorry, I tried to attach the Windows XP.xml file, but I got an upload error. Here is the code...

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!-- Sun VirtualBox Machine Configuration -->
<VirtualBox xmlns="http://www.innotek.de/VirtualBox-settings" version="1.7-linux">
<Machine uuid="{65fb423d-c58b-455d-b136-169141ed1820}" name="Windows XP" OSType="WindowsXP" lastStateChange="2009-12-09T07:49:03Z">
<ExtraData>
<ExtraDataItem name="GUI/LastCloseAction" value="powerOff"/>
<ExtraDataItem name="GUI/LastWindowPostion" value="112,93,720,448"/>
<ExtraDataItem name="GUI/Fullscreen" value="off"/>
<ExtraDataItem name="GUI/Seamless" value="off"/>
<ExtraDataItem name="GUI/AutoresizeGuest" value="on"/>
<ExtraDataItem name="GUI/MiniToolBarAutoHide" value="on"/>
<ExtraDataItem name="GUI/SaveMountedAtRuntime" value="yes"/>
<ExtraDataItem name="GUI/ShowMiniToolBar" value="yes"/>
<ExtraDataItem name="GUI/MiniToolBarAlignment" value="bottom"/>
</ExtraData>
<Hardware>
<CPU count="1">
<HardwareVirtEx enabled="true"/>
<PAE enabled="true"/>
</CPU>
<Memory RAMSize="192"/>
<Boot>
<Order position="1" device="HardDisk"/>
<Order position="2" device="Floppy"/>
<Order position="3" device="DVD"/>
<Order position="4" device="Network"/>
</Boot>
<Display VRAMSize="12" monitorCount="1" accelerate3D="false"/>
<BIOS>
<ACPI enabled="true"/>
<IOAPIC enabled="false"/>
<Logo fadeIn="true" fadeOut="true" displayTime="0"/>
<BootMenu mode="MessageAndMenu"/>
<TimeOffset value="0"/>
<PXEDebug enabled="false"/>
</BIOS>
<DVDDrive passthrough="false">
<HostDrive src="/dev/sr0"/>
</DVDDrive>
<FloppyDrive enabled="true"/>
<USBController enabled="false" enabledEhci="false"/>
<Network>
<Adapter slot="0" enabled="false" MACAddress="080027D72533" cable="true" speed="0" type="Am79C973">
<NAT/>
</Adapter>
<Adapter slot="1" enabled="false" MACAddress="08002722B024" cable="true" speed="0" type="Am79C973"/>
<Adapter slot="2" enabled="false" MACAddress="080027CD6933" cable="true" speed="0" type="Am79C973"/>
<Adapter slot="3" enabled="false" MACAddress="080027FD2F7D" cable="true" speed="0" type="Am79C973"/>
<Adapter slot="4" enabled="false" MACAddress="0800273C452B" cable="true" speed="0" type="Am79C973"/>
<Adapter slot="5" enabled="false" MACAddress="0800274C4994" cable="true" speed="0" type="Am79C973"/>
<Adapter slot="6" enabled="false" MACAddress="080027C5405A" cable="true" speed="0" type="Am79C973"/>
<Adapter slot="7" enabled="false" MACAddress="0800271049E0" cable="true" speed="0" type="Am79C973"/>
</Network>
<UART>
<Port slot="0" enabled="false" IOBase="0x3f8" IRQ="4" hostMode="Disconnected"/>
<Port slot="1" enabled="false" IOBase="0x3f8" IRQ="4" hostMode="Disconnected"/>
</UART>
<LPT>
<Port slot="0" enabled="false" IOBase="0x378" IRQ="4"/>
<Port slot="1" enabled="false" IOBase="0x378" IRQ="4"/>
</LPT>
<AudioAdapter controller="AC97" driver="Pulse" enabled="true"/>
<SharedFolders/>
<Clipboard mode="Bidirectional"/>
<Guest memoryBalloonSize="0" statisticsUpdateInterval="0"/>
<GuestProperties>
<GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/HostInfo/GUI/LanguageID" value="C" timestamp="1260344930465721000" flags=""/>
</GuestProperties>
</Hardware>
<StorageControllers>
<StorageController name="IDE" type="PIIX4" PortCount="2">
<AttachedDevice type="HardDisk" port="0" device="0">
<Image uuid="{f8c31da7-a560-4dd7-b921-d3ad5d327b4c}"/>
</AttachedDevice>
</StorageController>
<StorageController name="SATA" type="AHCI" PortCount="1" IDE0MasterEmulationPort="0" IDE0SlaveEmulationPort="1" IDE1MasterEmulationPort="2" IDE1SlaveEmulationPort="3"/>
</StorageControllers>
</Machine>
</VirtualBox>
 
Old 12-09-2009, 04:12 AM   #10
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I've been comparing your .xml file with mine, and noticed you don't have the Guest Additions installed. Don't know if that could be causing your problem. Here's the Guest Properties section from my file:
Code:
      <GuestProperties>
        <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestInfo/OS/Product" value="Windows XP Professional" timestamp="1259960126852080000" flags=""/>
        <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestInfo/OS/Release" value="5.1.2600" timestamp="1259960126853423000" flags=""/>
        <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestInfo/OS/ServicePack" value="3" timestamp="1259960126855541000" flags=""/>
        <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestAdd/InstallDir" value="C:/Program Files/Sun/VirtualBox Guest Additions" timestamp="1259960126856362000" flags=""/>
        <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestAdd/Revision" value="52128" timestamp="1259960126857189000" flags=""/>
        <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestAdd/Version" value="3.0.6" timestamp="1259960126858093000" flags=""/>
        <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestAdd/Components/VBoxControl.exe" value="3.0.6r52128" timestamp="1259960126870515000" flags=""/>
        <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestAdd/Components/VBoxHook.dll" value="3.0.6r52128" timestamp="1259960126878201000" flags=""/>
        <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestAdd/Components/VBoxDisp.dll" value="3.0.6r52128" timestamp="1259960126898459000" flags=""/>
        <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestAdd/Components/VBoxMRXNP.dll" value="3.0.6r52128" timestamp="1259960126906677000" flags=""/>
        <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestAdd/Components/VBoxService.exe" value="3.0.6r52128" timestamp="1259960126907204000" flags=""/>
        <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestAdd/Components/VBoxTray.exe" value="3.0.6r52128" timestamp="1259960126922484000" flags=""/>
        <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestAdd/Components/VBoxGINA.dll" value="3.0.6r52128" timestamp="1259960126929114000" flags=""/>
        <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestAdd/Components/VBoxOGLarrayspu.dll" value="3.0.6r52128" timestamp="1259960126934080000" flags=""/>
        <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestAdd/Components/VBoxOGLcrutil.dll" value="3.0.6r52128" timestamp="1259960126936170000" flags=""/>
        <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestAdd/Components/VBoxOGLerrorspu.dll" value="3.0.6r52128" timestamp="1259960126939041000" flags=""/>
        <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestAdd/Components/VBoxOGLpackspu.dll" value="3.0.6r52128" timestamp="1259960126947718000" flags=""/>
        <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestAdd/Components/VBoxOGLpassthroughspu.dll" value="3.0.6r52128" timestamp="1259960126955529000" flags=""/>
        <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestAdd/Components/VBoxOGLfeedbackspu.dll" value="3.0.6r52128" timestamp="1259960126960466000" flags=""/>
        <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestAdd/Components/VBoxOGL.dll" value="3.0.6r52128" timestamp="1259960126963254000" flags=""/>
        <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestAdd/Components/VBoxGuest.sys" value="3.0.6r52128" timestamp="1259960126964877000" flags=""/>
        <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestAdd/Components/VBoxMouse.sys" value="3.0.6r52128" timestamp="1259960126966410000" flags=""/>
        <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestAdd/Components/VBoxSF.sys" value="3.0.6r52128" timestamp="1259960126968152000" flags=""/>
        <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestAdd/Components/VBoxVideo.sys" value="3.0.6r52128" timestamp="1259960126969807000" flags=""/>
        <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestInfo/OS/LoggedInUsers" value="0" timestamp="1259962452472695000" flags=""/>
        <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestInfo/OS/NoLoggedInUsers" value="true" timestamp="1259962450668166000" flags=""/>
        <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/HostInfo/GUI/LanguageID" value="C" timestamp="1259960108450299000" flags=""/>
        <GuestProperty name="/VirtualBox/GuestInfo/Net/Count" value="0" timestamp="1259962452474369000" flags=""/>
      </GuestProperties>
Install the Guest Additions (from one of the menus in the VirtualBox GUI) and see if that sorts things out.

Last edited by brianL; 12-09-2009 at 04:15 AM.
 
Old 12-09-2009, 04:22 AM   #11
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Install the Guest Additions (from one of the menus in the VirtualBox GUI) and see if that sorts things out.
I think the problem is that the OP does not have *anything* installed on the virtual machine. I think he created a virtual machine with the intention of installing win xp on it, but has not actually done the install.

tuan_b918: Can you please confirm this?

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Old 12-09-2009, 04:47 AM   #12
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Just created the virtual hard drive? No, I don't think so. The .xml file is in the directory ~/.VirtualBox/Machines/winxpp on mine, so I think it's created during installation.
 
Old 12-09-2009, 05:09 AM   #13
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Just created the virtual hard drive? No, I don't think so. The .xml file is in the directory ~/.VirtualBox/Machines/winxpp on mine, so I think it's created during installation.
No, the ~/.VirtualBox/Machines/FooBar/FooBar.xls is created when you make the virtual machine. In the one posted by the OP, it looks like there was an attempt to boot the machine (The "<ExtraDataItem name="GUI" entries), but there is nothing in there that I can see that suggests that an OS has been installed.

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Old 12-09-2009, 05:22 AM   #14
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Mmm, his ExtraDataItem section is quite a bit different to mine:
Code:
    <ExtraData>
      <ExtraDataItem name="GUI/SaveMountedAtRuntime" value="yes"/>
      <ExtraDataItem name="GUI/ShowMiniToolBar" value="yes"/>
      <ExtraDataItem name="GUI/MiniToolBarAlignment" value="bottom"/>
      <ExtraDataItem name="GUI/LastWindowPostion" value="91,25,1152,915"/>
      <ExtraDataItem name="GUI/Fullscreen" value="off"/>
      <ExtraDataItem name="GUI/Seamless" value="off"/>
      <ExtraDataItem name="GUI/AutoresizeGuest" value="on"/>
      <ExtraDataItem name="GUI/MiniToolBarAutoHide" value="on"/>
      <ExtraDataItem name="GUI/InfoDlgState" value="400,450,normal"/>
      <ExtraDataItem name="GUI/LastCloseAction" value="powerOff"/>
    </ExtraData>
 
Old 12-09-2009, 05:31 AM   #15
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Well, I just created a virtual machine and booted it without any valid install media and I ended up with extra data section:

Code:
    <ExtraData>
      <ExtraDataItem name="GUI/AutoresizeGuest" value="on"/>
      <ExtraDataItem name="GUI/Fullscreen" value="off"/>
      <ExtraDataItem name="GUI/LastCloseAction" value="powerOff"/>
      <ExtraDataItem name="GUI/LastWindowPostion" value="641,17,638,1006"/>
      <ExtraDataItem name="GUI/MiniToolBarAutoHide" value="on"/>
      <ExtraDataItem name="GUI/Seamless" value="off"/>
    </ExtraData>
Anyway, I guess we'll find out what the deal is if the OP ever posts again :-)

Cheers,

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