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    Default Virtual Disk with XP

    I tried to install XP in a virtual disk.

    It needs an bootable iso.

    I have disk images but they are Windows based.

    Is there a program that can convert a disk image to an .iso ?

    The disk images contain two operating systems and it's size is 32 Gb which won't fit on a DVD.

    I think just a "Windows" image may fit on a DVD.

    Thanks.
    Thanks, Andy

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    Default Re: Virtual Disk with XP

    You need either a Windows install disk, or an iso made of it. Yes, there are options to convert a "real" Windows install to a virtual disk. Instructions can be found all over the web.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knurpht View Post
    You need either a Windows install disk, or an iso made of it. Yes, there are options to convert a "real" Windows install to a virtual disk. Instructions can be found all over the web.
    https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads

    I don't believe the built in Virtual Manager can install a virtual box with a Windows install disk.
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    This is what I am using and the results so far.

    The last sentence looks a little scary to me.

    Thanks.

    Code:
    The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver (vboxdrv) is either not loaded or there is a permission problem with /dev/vboxdrv. Please reinstall the kernel module by executing
    
    '/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup'
    
    as root. If it is available in your distribution, you should install the DKMS package first. This package keeps track of Linux kernel changes and recompiles the vboxdrv kernel module if necessary.
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    Default Re: Virtual Disk with XP

    Quote Originally Posted by andy77586 View Post
    https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads

    I don't believe the built in Virtual Manager can install a virtual box with a Windows install disk.
    I know it does. XP, Win7, Win8. Boot from a virtual CD/DVD driver (i.e. iso), perform install as you would on a real machine.

    Please stop "I don't believe ..."-like statements. Or don't ask for support, if you're convinced that belief is better than knowledge. I'm out.
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    Default Re: Virtual Disk with XP

    On 2013-09-16 23:26, andy77586 wrote:
    > This is what I am using and the results so far.


    I think you should ask a moderator to move your question to the
    virtualization subforum. Just click the triangle at the bottom.

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    Default Re: Virtual Disk with XP

    On Mon 16 Sep 2013 09:26:02 PM CDT, andy77586 wrote:


    This is what I am using and the results so far.

    Code:
    '/etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup'
    Hi
    Did you run the command, you need make, gcc, kernel-source and
    kernel-devel for your kernel install.... don't worry about the DKMS.

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    Default Re: Virtual Disk with XP

    Hello,

    I read in a related thread you started andy77586 that you had trouble with having the virtual machine detect the install medium; if this still has some relevance, you should remember to add the install medium (win XP cd/dvd) as a physical drive available for the virtual machine manager, with Virtual Machine Manager the same place you add hard-drives; this might be a bit confusing. Installing and installation with either KVM or XEN should otherwise be quite easy, I have not tried VirtualBox.
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