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Old 02-17-2013, 08:44 PM   #1
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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
 
Old 02-18-2013, 03:39 PM   #2
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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"]

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Old 02-18-2013, 06:45 PM   #3
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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/
 
Old 02-19-2013, 02:43 PM   #4
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The virtualbox gui or setting boxes will tell what is attached to the vm.
 
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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

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Old 02-20-2013, 07:30 PM   #6
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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
 
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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).
 
Old 02-21-2013, 07:25 AM   #8
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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
 
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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?
 
Old 02-22-2013, 09:47 AM   #10
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My laptop has a physical 16 GB.

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


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