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Old 06-19-2012, 07:06 PM   #1
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Angry Virtualbox ? Found a better way &ditched it.

After beating my head against this difficult situation, I installed Vmware Player and it instantly opened & ran the pre-configured VM made from my existing XP.

I've totally removed V-box and have no plan to ever try it again after wasting so much time & effort at a dead end.

How much better the equally free Player works is just astounding !!!

I created a Virtualbox migration of freshly installed XP SP3 using the free Paragon Go Virtual program from within windows.

It's 2 files are on a USB stick.
I've tried importing/opening from there as well as after copying them into the /home/Virtualbox VMs/ folder with the same result.

I've opened Virtualbox and tried every variation of every menu I could find as well as trying to find the precise steps for importing/opening & running this in it's help, but it fails each time with an error message.

Failed to import appliance (path)/x.ovf
Storage for the medium (path)/vdisk0.vmdk is not created

Component: Medium
Interface: IMedium {9edda847-1279-4b0a-9af7-9d66251ccc18}
This is the same if I open Virtualbox as my regular user or as administrator.

Please, would someone help me to understand what the errors mean and hopefully with the exact steps I must make to get the 2 files into the program's list and/or the correct location - and to get it opened & running ?


I am using ZorinOS 5.2 (based upon Ubuntu 11.04)

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Old 06-19-2012, 08:50 PM   #2
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Peek that this thread. It should help on some ideas.

I can't say I have used this p2v app. Why didn't you simply install xp to a virtual machine in the first place?

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Old 06-22-2012, 05:57 PM   #3
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Thanks Jefro.
It seems I have an ability to ask questions for which there are no answers...

This one is like that as well=> it is a known bug...unfixed.

A real shame.
It is stuff like this - where important & needed functions cannot be used - that makes Linux as a whole seem unapproachable (even though it is a Vbox prooblem).
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For anyone desiring to continue using windows as a VM inside Linux to allow usage of programs which do not work under WINE - I highly recommend Vmware Player.

The only odd thing about using it for running a VM of XP for me was that I got 'new hardware found' asking for a video driver until after installing their added utilities into the VM from their virtual CD/ISO, which is included.

It is especially good since I could easily assign a CPU core for it's use as well as a full GB of RAM and it starts & runs very quickly & smoothly.


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