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JockVSJock 02-17-2013 09:44 PM

Unable to install DSL on .vdi file for Virtual Box
 
Hi, I'm not a stranger to Linux, however I'm trying to learn all I can for Virtual Box. I'm not sure if this is a Linux question or one for Virtual Box.

I'm trying to install DSL 4.4.10. My host is Windows 7 64 bit OS with plenty of ram/HD.

I'm using the following website to do the install

http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/wiki/d...irtualbox.html

Every time I try to reboot after creating the partition with fdisk and installing GRUB, DSL continues to lock up.

I have a .vdi file, about 6 GB in size. Unfortunately there are no logs to check to see where it is getting stuck at, at least I don't think so.

Any input would be awesome.

thanks

jefro 02-18-2013 04:39 PM

Instead of reboot, use a power off then boot back to ISO.

This is more of the steps. http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/wiki/i...hard_disk.html

Make your life simple here. http://virtualboxes.org/images/damn-small/[COLOR="Silver"]

JockVSJock 02-18-2013 07:45 PM

I went ahead and used fdisk to write to /dev/hda, did the install and power down the machine.

I've powered it back on and when I run mount and/or df -h, I don't see /dev/hda listed. I'm not so sure that it is DSL is running from the .vdi file.

Under VB, under settings > storage, I've unchecked the .iso file for the Live CD/DVD.

My question is, is my live cd now living under the .vdi file and I'm not sure how to confirm this.

thanks

FYI, also used this blog for the install help:

https://paulsiu.wordpress.com/2007/1...tualbox-guest/

jefro 02-19-2013 03:43 PM

The virtualbox gui or setting boxes will tell what is attached to the vm.

EDDY1 02-19-2013 06:09 PM

Also you can detach & reattach the iso image.
If you aren't using th iso image you really don't need attached
You can remove in Settings>>Storage

JockVSJock 02-20-2013 08:30 PM

Really weird, it seems that DLS didn't install, however I've detached the DSL .iso, shut down the virtual machine and brought it back up and now it is working.

I also installed the latest Fedora and it acted like it didn't install, however shutting down the VM and bringing it back up, it is working.

Not sure if that is a quirk with the latest VB or not. I have a new laptop with SSD HD and a ton of RAM, so I would have to lean more towards VB.

thanks everyone

EDDY1 02-21-2013 12:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JockVSJock (Post 4896333)
Really weird, it seems that DLS didn't install, however I've detached the DSL .iso, shut down the virtual machine and brought it back up and now it is working.

I also installed the latest Fedora and it acted like it didn't install, however shutting down the VM and bringing it back up, it is working.

Not sure if that is a quirk with the latest VB or not. I have a new laptop with SSD HD and a ton of RAM, so I would have to lean more towards VB.

thanks everyone

Are you watching the install until the end ?
Is it asking you where to install grub?
If it asks where to install grub then it's finished other than rebooting which is usuallly requested also along with Remember to remove cd(not exact wording).

JockVSJock 02-21-2013 08:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EDDY1 (Post 4896431)
Are you watching the install until the end ?
Is it asking you where to install grub?
If it asks where to install grub then it's finished other than rebooting which is usuallly requested also along with Remember to remove cd(not exact wording).

DSL installed the boot loader ok, just the reboot part is where it hung up on me and I wasn't sure if it was done or not. I haven't installed Linux in a long time and never in a virtual environment. Same thing happened with Fedora when I installed it as well.

Like I said, maybe a quirk of VB (4.2.6). Plus I'm new to the VM Word too now that I finally have a laptop that can handle multiple VMs at one time.

thanks

EDDY1 02-22-2013 03:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JockVSJock (Post 4896658)
DSL installed the boot loader ok, just the reboot part is where it hung up on me and I wasn't sure if it was done or not. I haven't installed Linux in a long time and never in a virtual environment. Same thing happened with Fedora when I installed it as well.

Like I said, maybe a quirk of VB (4.2.6). Plus I'm new to the VM Word too now that I finally have a laptop that can handle multiple VMs at one time.

thanks

How much memory did you allocate to your vm?

JockVSJock 02-22-2013 10:47 AM

My laptop has a physical 16 GB.

So I'm assign 2042 MB to both DSL and Fedora.


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