On Wed, 14 Oct 2015 22:06:02 +0000, techwiz03 wrote:
> I am attempting to install window 7 as a virtual machine using
> virtualbox-4.3. Sometimes I get through 1 DVD, sometimes two, and once
> even all three before a fatal error. The DVD’s work fine on other
> machines. The one time that I did get all the way through all 3 DVD’s it
> just sat there for 4 hours black screen occassional cd or hdd activity
> Once I do get win 7 installed I need to get guest additions working so
> that I can share a 615GB partition between Linux/Win7,WinXp,WinVista,
> and Win2k
> I have 2 brand new Acer Aspire e1-572 Laptops 4core intel, 6gb memory,
> 1tb hdd that I am trying to set up identical in all aspects.
> any ideas
Maybe the physical devices are having problems?
Are they new new machines, or refurbished new machines?
I ask because when I was teaching, we had DVD drives in all the laptops
we shipped around the country for classes, and eventually the DVD drives
just stopped working in them - probably from being knocked around in the
padded shipping containers.
If yours are refirb, that’s a possibility to consider - that the drives
aren’t fully up to spec.
Otherwise, it’s really hard to say without more information. I’ve got
Win7 running on VB (5.0 now here) on openSUSE 13.2, so it’s something
specific to you - the media, the hardware - possibly the Vbox version
(but I installed my VM actually on 4.2 or 4.3 - I’ve had it a while).
Maybe run the VirtualBox VM in a terminal window or look through the logs
to see if there’s any issue reported there.
Where did you install VirtualBox from?
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