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    Unhappy VirtualBox unable to install Win XP

    When I click on "Start" on the VBox screen to install xp It can't find a bootable disk. I get this msg. I've enabled the dvd drive in the vbox system. Any Help is
    Appreciated,
    Ron

    Oops, Running OS 11.1 - 64, and VB 2.1.0


    Cannot open host device '/dev/sr0' for read/write access. Check the permissions of that device ('/bin/ls -l /dev/sr0'): Most probably you need to be member of the device group. Make sure that you logout/login after changing the group settings of the current user (VERR_ACCESS_DENIED).
    Unknown error creating VM (VERR_ACCESS_DENIED).


    Result Code:
    NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005)
    Component:
    Console
    Interface:
    IConsole {e3c6d4a1-a935-47ca-b16d-f9e9c496e53e}
    Last edited by danorske; 29-Dec-2008 at 19:49. Reason: to add info

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    Default Re: VirtualBox unable to install Win XP

    Have you added yourself to the cdrom group? I know that I couldn't even play cd's until I did that. The error message looks remarkably similar to what I saw before setting the correct permissions for the cdrom device.

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    Default Re: VirtualBox unable to install Win XP

    No it wasn't. I did add it and rebooted. Still no go.

    Ron

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    Default Re: VirtualBox unable to install Win XP

    Try making an .iso of the cd
    That was my solution.

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    Default Re: VirtualBox unable to install Win XP

    By default you can install XP simple from the CD, but this suse version have a lot of problems with the optical drives. So, make an .iso as caf4926 suggested.
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    Default Re: VirtualBox unable to install Win XP

    OK, finally got xp it install via an "iso".
    Thanks guys, one happy camper now.
    Ron

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    Default Re: VirtualBox unable to install Win XP

    Quote Originally Posted by danorske View Post
    OK, finally got xp it install via an "iso".
    Thanks guys, one happy camper now.
    Ron
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    Default Re: VirtualBox unable to install Win XP

    Xen. Thats all
    if it aint broken...dont let me near it

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