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Old 06-23-2013, 07:59 AM   #1
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VirtualBox no CD drive


I have been trying to get an Ubuntu virtual system running on VirtualBox, the trouble is I have no CD drive to burn Ubuntu installation, even when I try to install Ubuntu otherwise at the end of installation it always asks for CD drive otherwise cancels installation. What can I do?
 
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When installing an OS in VirtualBox you can point to the .iso file of hte OS you wish to install --- you don't need a physical drive at all.
 
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My connection is really slow plus goes off every now and again, would I be able to do that on someone else's computer hard drive and then transferring it to my own with a USB.
 
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I'm sorry I don't understand your problem here. To install a Linux distribution in VirtualBox you download the .iso file of the install DVD for the distribution you want then tell VirtualBox to boot from that .iso file.
If you like you can download the .iso on another PC and transfer it to yours on a USB stick as you would any other file (provided, of course, that your USB stick has enough space for the file).
If this isn't what you are asking then please explain fully what you are trying to achieve and what problems you are having.
 
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You can use an ISO image on any location that your computer can access as a file.

Create a new virtual machine.
Set the settings for memory and machine type and the default will create a virtual hard drive if you wish change it or just create it as is.
On the storage section it is a bit confusing. I think to the right you can select an icon with a plus. It should allow a pull down menu for adding a CD drive or CD image. That CD image is what you can use to boot to the distro. Be sure it is located above the "empty" choice in storage.

You can't easily boot to a usb yet in virtualbox but that is possible and may be an easy option soon.
 
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I finally managed it, thanks guys, trouble is VirtualBox is extremely slow with fedora, since it's a common problem with VirtualBox, I'm going to try VMware.
 
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Slow would suggest a processor or motherboard lack of VM support. Could be not enough resources like ram or slow hard drive access.

It may be as simple as a bios change to speed it up.
 
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Thank you for replying, I'm using VMware and it's great so will stick to it.
 
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Always a wise choice to stick with what works.

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