I am Having Trouble Correctly Installing VM Ware. Help is greatly appreciated!

Discussion in 'sandboxing & virtualization' started by Please Help Me, Dec 10, 2012.

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  1. Please Help Me

    Please Help Me Registered Member

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    Whenever I try to start up my Oracle VM VirtualBox it shows the following message ontop of a black screen:

    1) FATAL: No bootable medium found! System Halted.

    How do I solve this problem?

    I want to start using a virtual machine asap. Sorry for my hastiness, but I want to start exploring the many applications of VMs especially since they can make my computer less prone to viruses (which is a definite plus).
     
  2. ComputerSaysNo

    ComputerSaysNo Registered Member

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    OK, I think this is because you are choosing the wrong VB format, 1ST what are you trying to load?
     
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    Please Help Me Registered Member

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    I am trying to emulate my Windows 7 OS onto the VM.
     
  4. Longboard

    Longboard Registered Member

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    The OP references VMWare in topic, then refers to Virtual Box ?

    For ease of experimentation: get VMWare Player.
    Then look at this -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2vSRXZBlFU-

    OR:
    http://www.pjsquared.com/blog/?p=169

    and
    Read about P2V
    https://www.google.com.au/search?q=p...a&channel=fflb

    Read the manual for VMWare Converter: easy to understand.

    Dont get bogged in the fine print: the Converter can create a virtual copy of your system, stored as files in a folder as VM that you can run with VMPlayer.

    I think this is the easiest tutorial ihave seen for simple p2v of own system to vm on own HW
    Converting a physical machine into a virtual machine using Converter Standalone
    -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2vSRXZBlFU-

    See how you go.
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=336987

    VirtualBox is a great tool, but, The free VmMWare tools can do it all while you are experimenting.
     
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2012
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