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Old 01-08-2010, 07:12 PM   #1
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error loading operating system virtual box loading vmware xp

i am trying to set up a vmware image of windows xp professional from my workplace on my virtual box at home. i loaded the vmdk file as the main hdd, and went through the set up procedure, however when i start it up i get "error loading operating system"

i am running debian lenny kernel 2.6.26-2-686 i installed the kernel module and insmoded it, i added myself to the group the config file:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!-- Sun xVM VirtualBox Machine Configuration -->
<VirtualBox xmlns="" version="1.3-linux">
  <Machine uuid="{520c3ee4-1ef3-4f39-e4b6-d2e49fe1a868}" name="windoze" OSType="winxp" lastStateChange="2010-01-08T23:49:29Z">
      <ExtraDataItem name="GUI/LastWindowPostion" value="340,436,724,456"/>
      <ExtraDataItem name="GUI/Fullscreen" value="off"/>
      <ExtraDataItem name="GUI/Seamless" value="off"/>
      <ExtraDataItem name="GUI/AutoresizeGuest" value="on"/>
      <ExtraDataItem name="GUI/SaveMountedAtRuntime" value="yes"/>
      <ExtraDataItem name="GUI/LastCloseAction" value="powerOff"/>
        <HardwareVirtEx enabled="true"/>
        <PAE enabled="true"/>
      <Memory RAMSize="1024"/>
        <Order position="1" device="HardDisk"/>
      <Display VRAMSize="64" MonitorCount="1"/>
        <ACPI enabled="true"/>
        <IOAPIC enabled="true"/>
        <Logo fadeIn="true" fadeOut="true" displayTime="0"/>
        <BootMenu mode="MessageAndMenu"/>
        <TimeOffset value="0"/>
        <PXEDebug enabled="false"/>
        <IDEController type="PIIX4"/>
      <DVDDrive passthrough="false"/>
      <FloppyDrive enabled="true"/>
      <USBController enabled="false" enabledEhci="false"/>
      <SATAController enabled="false" PortCount="30" IDE0MasterEmulationPort="0" IDE0SlaveEmulationPort="1" IDE1MasterEmulationPort="2" IDE1SlaveEmulationPort="3"/>
        <Adapter slot="0" enabled="true" MACAddress="080027F6DD52" cable="true" speed="0" type="Am79C973">
        <Adapter slot="1" enabled="false" MACAddress="080027122573" cable="true" speed="0" type="Am79C973"/>
        <Adapter slot="2" enabled="false" MACAddress="0800273252AB" cable="true" speed="0" type="Am79C973"/>
        <Adapter slot="3" enabled="false" MACAddress="0800270454A6" cable="true" speed="0" type="Am79C973"/>
        <Port slot="0" enabled="false" IOBase="0x3f8" IRQ="4" hostMode="Disconnected"/>
        <Port slot="1" enabled="false" IOBase="0x3f8" IRQ="4" hostMode="Disconnected"/>
        <Port slot="0" enabled="false" IOBase="0x378" IRQ="4"/>
        <Port slot="1" enabled="false" IOBase="0x378" IRQ="4"/>
      <AudioAdapter controller="AC97" driver="ALSA" enabled="true"/>
      <Clipboard mode="Bidirectional"/>
      <Guest memoryBalloonSize="0" statisticsUpdateInterval="0"/>
      <HardDiskAttachment hardDisk="{b044c694-d84b-4020-1eb2-4f19a58e02e7}" bus="IDE" channel="0" device="0"/>
what do i have set up wrong? i dont know much about virtualbox....
Old 01-08-2010, 07:57 PM   #2
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Info on migrating Windows boxes to VirtualBox is here:

The relevant part is the section on the AGP440.DLL driver. Since VirtualBox doesn't use this driver, it crashes XP on bootup. You can use a boot cd in the virtual machine such as the System Rescue CD to mount the drive and delete/rename the file.
Old 02-09-2010, 04:25 PM   #3
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Same problem

I have the same problem. I already deleted the AGP440 driver, but with no effect. Did you find a solution yet?


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