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I am trying to install the SUSE on a virtual box and getting the following error:

Failed to open the optical disk file C: \Users\myName\VirtualBox VMs\openSUSE-Leap-42.1-DVD-x86_64.iso.
Could not get the storage format of the medium ‘C: \Users\MyName\VirtualBox VMs\openSUSE-Leap-42.1-DVD-x86_64.iso’ (VERR_NOT_SUPPORTED).

Component: Medium
Interface: IMedium
Callee: IVirtualBox

Can you help me?
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This will be moved to Virtualization and is CLOSED for the moment.

Moved from Install/Boot/Login and open again.

Have you verified the MD5 or SHA1 sum of the .ISO file? Perhaps the ISO download has failed and the image is corrupt?

Hello Miuku,

How do I do this?


Since you are on Windows, you need to download an .exe and run it against the iSO file, you can grab the sha256sum from Fedora here; https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/18/html/Burning_ISO_images_to_disc/sect-Burning_ISO_images_to_disc-Validating_the_Files-Validating_at_the_Windows_Command_Prompt.html

It also has instructions on how to run it, just replace the path and name with the openSUSE ISO, naturally.

The SHA256 sum for 42.1 x86_64 DVD should be; 8576e84822cdbe566bf551e28a169fc028229831eba9f07a4c1f84302c5ddb09

If it’s not, the ISO is bust.

Long time no windows user, but is the space between C: and \Users… allowed?

Also just guessing: VERR_NOT_SUPPORTED could mean Version Not Supported. If so, perhaps your VBox version do not support oS 42.1. I had it installed in VBox 5.16 under a oS 13.2 host, what’s your VBox version?

Since the error returned the entire string and the string is enclosed with single quotes, it appears that the space is not an issue.
I don’t think that VBox version should ever be an issue installing any particular version of openSUSE.


As noted, you should run a checksum on your iso file.
Only other thing I can think of at the moment depends on your experience creating a new Virtual Machine,
Could you for instance have accidentally configured your optical disk file as the hard drive? That would throw the error you’re seeing…
Your ISO file should be configured as the installation source which would also be the optical disk file.
The virtual disk file should be configured to be something else, eg VDI, QCOW or something else.

Even if you’re running a LiveCD, <any> ISO file should always be mounted as a virtual cdrom, <not> as the main storage.