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Old 04-03-2013, 06:26 AM   #1
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Issue faced while installing Linux in virtual machine in Oracle virtual box


I have successfully installed the virtual machine in Oracle VM virtual box. Then I downloaded 32 bit Liunx OS. It's Fedora 16 (size=605 MB, the name of the file I downloaded is : Fedora-16-i686-Live-Desktop.iso). I then tried to install it but got an error that "an error has occured. please log off and try again". I clicked "log off" and it seemed that some operation was going on. I thought the OS is getting installed but the screen didn't show any sign to confirm that OS is getting installed. I didn't do anything and then after more than an hour later got a message "GNOME failed to start properly....".
Then after waiting for quite a long time, not sure what to do, I went to my virtual machine. Changed the boot order to hard disk 1st and clicked start. But couldn't get my Linux. The same 2 errors were shown this time also.
Do I need to download again the iso file of Linux.
I wanted to attach the screenshots but I don't find any option for attachment. Please guide me if the option is there.
 
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Test your download file. It is a bit old of a file too. Use md5 or shal to confirm you have a good image.

Where did you get this file from?

Also what is the host's OS?
 
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Use md5 or shal to confirm you have a good image.

Where did you get this file from?
I downloaded it from http://www.tomsguide.com/us/download...,0305-563.html
Also I am downloading via internet download manager. while downloading many number of times due to poor connectivity, the download manager had to refresh the download address and then resume , so it might have happen that it got corrupted.
What you say, can this result in corrupting the file.

How to use md5 or shal to confirm the good image?

My host OS is Windows 7, 32-bit

Also thinking it to be corrupted I have already half way in downloading a new release from http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop
The name of the file is ubuntu-12.10-desktop-i386.iso

What do you say about my new download? This is latest Ubuntu file released on october 2012

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Old 04-05-2013, 02:43 PM   #4
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If you have new hardware and enough resources, Windows 7 is a good OS to run a virtual machine. It should run quite well. I have used them for a very long time.


MD5 is a way to test downloads. Some distro's allow you to test the disk at boot time. Almost every OS has a small program to test MD5.

Also many people try pre-made virtual machine images. Each VM has a collection of them somewhere.

It helps you if you try installing the OS in a VM as the steps would be almost exact for a real computer. Some few small issues but it should work.

The choice of distro (short for distribution) is up to your likes and hardware. Try a few of the main ones. Remember that each distro may have new terms and ways to do similar tasks. While they are all linux, they all are made from different groups.

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Old 04-06-2013, 03:34 AM   #5
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Thanks!!
I have successfully downloaded ubuntu 12.10 and it was getting installed perfectly as I do when I directly install in my laptop. That confirms that the earlier OS was faulty.

Well i stopped installing my Ubuntu because of a few reasons and once I get your go-ahead I will proceed.

In the settings tab of my the virtual machine ( or virtual box, I am not sure of the exact word to use ), I gave base memory
as 512 and it warned me" you have assigned more than 50 % of your computer's memory (1013 MB) to the virtual machine. There may not be enough memory left for your host OS to run properly. continue at your own risk ".
When I reduced to 480 it was ok with message"optimal setting".
So how much base memory to allocate. Also you can refer to the attachment showing my computer's features.

Also, while installing it messaged " there is no Operating system detected. format complete disk. if any file there would be lost " there were other options also but i think it is talking of the virtual machine that there are no OS in virtual machine!!! Am I right. So I should select this option if I don't intend to install any more new OS in the same virtual machine.!!!

Waiting for your urgent reply.
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Old 04-07-2013, 10:42 AM   #6
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Also would like to clear 1 more point. i have installed oracle virtual box on windows 7.
The version as reflected in the help menu of the installed virtual box shows:
version 4.2.10 r84104
Is this perfect ? Because from oracle site, I found the following file mentioned for the various platform.

Platform --------------------------------------------------------------- File
**************************************************************************************************
Windows (32-bit/64-bit) ------------------------------------ VirtualBox-4.2.10-84105-Win.exe
Mac OS X --------------------------------------------------- VirtualBox-4.2.10-84104-OSX.dmg
Solaris 10 5/08 and later (32-bit/64-bit) ------------------ VirtualBox-4.2.10-84104-SunOS.tar.gz

Although, the Linux is getting installed in my virtual box also. But the above table shows a bit different.
Do I need to change it to the 1st one, i.e. VirtualBox-4.2.10-84105-Win.exe

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