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Old 08-07-2016, 03:29 AM   #16
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Perhaps you must format the partitions before booting the ISO file.The DOS label just means DOS style partition table, which is still widely used for PCs.
 
Old 08-07-2016, 06:03 AM   #17
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Hi eddowlingiv,

(i) I hope you don't mind me saying but I don't think that it's a great idea that you just wrote "I got past the issue in previous post" without specifying what you did to resolve your problem. Other people in the future might read this thread and have the same problem as you - that isn't helpful to them.

For those people, when you go into Settings->Storage for a Linux guest VM, you will normally see two controllers in the storage tree: an IDE and a SATA. The IDE is generally used for CD/DVDs (i.e. ISOs) and the SATA for hard disks (i.e. your virtual hard disk).

If you click on the "Empty" CD/DVD, you will see some attributes shown to the right. Clicking on the little CD/DVD at the far right allows you to choose an ISO to connect to the drive (i.e. the equivalent of putting an actual CD/DVD into a computer's drive). The default is IDE Secondary Master - unless you want the equivalent of having multiple CD/DVD drives installed in a computer, you don't need to change this.

If you want to subsequently remove the CD/DVD from the drive and put another one in instead, you can use the same small CD/DVD icon at the far right to do this (first remove the old ISO, then connect the new one).

(ii) eddowlingib, could you please boot off the MiniTool ISO and let me know exactly the contents of the displayed partition table. Many thanks.
 
Old 08-07-2016, 06:37 PM   #18
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To Hydrurga,

I got past this point and ran aryalinux and got all the way through in ./4.sh up to the point where in ./enteral.sh where it asks for partitions - I typed " /devsda2 ' instead of " /dev/sda2 ( I ommitted the second / ) as the swap partition- The result was " cannot open /devsda2 : no such file or directory. I tried to cd scripts and cd ./enteral.sh to correct this by gettting to the question where it asks for the partitions so i could type it correctly and continue but cd command did not work . Do I have to start the arya linux builder from the very beginning again- the scripts take a long time- an hour or 2 each.

Can I pause the builder and close it out and close virtualbox and shut down computer to continue tomorrow without losing the place I am at?
 
Old 08-07-2016, 06:43 PM   #19
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Hi eddowlingiv. I suspect that you will have problems if you stop one of the shell scripts, e.g. ./4/sh, in the middle. However, once a script has finished, yes you can shut down VirtualBox and your changes will be remembered since they will have been written to the virtual disk.

I would suggest that you create a VirtualBox snapshot after running each script so that you can easily revert to that snapshot if things go wrong.

In the case of your particular problem, have you tried running ./4.sh again?

Out of interest, how did you solve your problem with the error regarding finding a dos partition table in /dev/sda1?

Last edited by hydrurga; 08-07-2016 at 06:45 PM. Reason: Further question
 
Old 08-07-2016, 07:23 PM   #20
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To Hydrurga ,

after creating grub
in arya linux after " grub-mkconfig -0/grub/grub.cfg " successfully I went to ./4.sh and entered rot password and it says user ed exists already ( I was not asked for password for user ed so what is next step in the aryalinux build process

How do I reboot without losing all the work and commands run in the terminal?
 
Old 08-07-2016, 07:38 PM   #21
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Hi eddowlingiv,

I'm afraid that I have never actually built AryaLinux so can't help you now that you've got to this point. Given that the problem is now specifically related to AryaLinux and not to VirtualBox/AryaLinux, I recommend that you start a new thread on the AryaLinux forum here (http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/aryalinux-120/).

In general, anything built by AryaLinux will have been saved to your virtual disk, so you can reboot at any point when you don't actually have a script running.

Good luck, and I hope you get the build finished soon.
 
Old 08-07-2016, 09:38 PM   #22
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Hi eddowlingiv,

(i) I hope you don't mind me saying but I don't think that it's a great idea that you just wrote "I got past the issue in previous post" without specifying what you did to resolve your problem. Other people in the future might read this thread and have the same problem as you - that isn't helpful to them.

For those people, when you go into Settings->Storage for a Linux guest VM, you will normally see two controllers in the storage tree: an IDE and a SATA. The IDE is generally used for CD/DVDs (i.e. ISOs) and the SATA for hard disks (i.e. your virtual hard disk).

If you click on the "Empty" CD/DVD, you will see some attributes shown to the right. Clicking on the little CD/DVD at the far right allows you to choose an ISO to connect to the drive (i.e. the equivalent of putting an actual CD/DVD into a computer's drive). The default is IDE Secondary Master - unless you want the equivalent of having multiple CD/DVD drives installed in a computer, you don't need to change this.

If you want to subsequently remove the CD/DVD from the drive and put another one in instead, you can use the same small CD/DVD icon at the far right to do this (first remove the old ISO, then connect the new one).

(ii) eddowlingib, could you please boot off the MiniTool ISO and let me know exactly the contents of the displayed partition table. Many thanks.

To Hydrurga,

Sorry about not specifying how I got passed that problem but i have been spending over 8 hours on this and i am not sure how i did but it was not exactly the way you stated but probably something similar- i did not remove any virtual discs from the controller i think i just specified the one i wanted to boot as secondary which took some doing because when one is already secondary you cannot apparently create another secondary so i changed the previous one to secondary slave ( without really knowing what that does 0 and then an option for secondary master appears and make that the new iso want to boot. That worked.
 
Old 08-07-2016, 09:40 PM   #23
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Perhaps you must format the partitions before booting the ISO file.The DOS label just means DOS style partition table, which is still widely used for PCs.

Thanks for the response. I was able to get to a different partition table- I am not sure but I think I just redid it and this time I did not get that message.
 
Old 08-07-2016, 09:45 PM   #24
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Hi eddowlingiv. I suspect that you will have problems if you stop one of the shell scripts, e.g. ./4/sh, in the middle. However, once a script has finished, yes you can shut down VirtualBox and your changes will be remembered since they will have been written to the virtual disk.

I would suggest that you create a VirtualBox snapshot after running each script so that you can easily revert to that snapshot if things go wrong.

In the case of your particular problem, have you tried running ./4.sh again?

Out of interest, how did you solve your problem with the error regarding finding a dos partition table in /dev/sda1?
to Hydrurga,

Thanks for the information I should have taken snapshots after each script but I did not think of that and when i saw this post I was well past that point.
I did try running ./4.sh a few times with same results- no being asked for user password only root and mu OS not detected.

Regarding the dos partition table see my response to awesome machine- I just re did it and did not get that message again.
 
Old 08-07-2016, 09:51 PM   #25
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Hi eddowlingiv,

I'm afraid that I have never actually built AryaLinux so can't help you now that you've got to this point. Given that the problem is now specifically related to AryaLinux and not to VirtualBox/AryaLinux, I recommend that you start a new thread on the AryaLinux forum here (http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/aryalinux-120/).

In general, anything built by AryaLinux will have been saved to your virtual disk, so you can reboot at any point when you don't actually have a script running.

Good luck, and I hope you get the build finished soon.

To Hydrurga,

Thanks for your response, I actually emailed the people at aryalinux.org ( because i did not see your posts and thought because of time zone differences between you in India and me in NY that I would not hear from you until tomorrow. I had not seen your other responses that i am responding to now even though i kept checking because i did not realize there was a page 2 which contained yours and my posts. i will also as you suggest start another thread re aryalinux issues but i am not sure if it is true that virtualbox might be different re aryalinux and may or may not affect the way do things.
 
Old 08-23-2016, 09:12 PM   #26
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To Hydrurga,

I now keep getting error- The bootable cd does not support windows

This is when starting minitool from inside virtualbox

I had partitioned hard drive successfully and then when virtualbox was updated minitool gives this error
 
  


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