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Old 05-16-2009, 11:34 AM   #1
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Mepis 8 in VirtualBox 2.2.2

Hello all
I am trying to install Mepis 8 from the downloaded .iso into VirtualBox 2.2.2 on my PCLos system.
I create a 10 Gb virtual disk and let the Mepis installation do its thing for the partitioning.
I accept all defaults until I am asked if I want to install GRUB. Since this will be the only disk and installation visible to the virtual machine
I did not install GRUB. I left the Bootdisk (hda) and Use initrd checked even though they are greyed out.
After installation I tell the virtual machine to boot from hard disk, but
when I try to boot Mepis I get a message FATAL: Could not read from the boot medium ! System halted.
I have installations of XP and PCLos for VBox in my PCLos system and have
not come across this problem.
Can anyone advise ?
Should I install GRUB, even though the VBox .vdi file is the only hdd that
the VBox Mepis virtual machine can see ? If so, should I install to mbr
or root ?
The only difference between the Mepis installation and the XP or PCLos installations in VBox is this GRUB installation.
Old 05-16-2009, 12:29 PM   #2
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Re: Mepis 8 in VirtualBox 2.2.2

Ok, problem solved. I installed GRUB into mbr of the virtual disk.
Old 05-17-2009, 12:43 PM   #3
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As you probably realized, the virtual disk won't boot w/o a boot manager, so you needed to put GRUB in the MBR, just as if it had been a physical disk.


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