VirtualBox - Can't load boot medium

GoldenDuckFloats

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I'm having some trouble with VirtualBox in that whenever I tried to boot an OS, it can't find the partition (If that's what you call it). I can't tell if it has something to do with Vbox, Ubuntu 19.10, or my 5-year-old Laptop. I'm trying to use Windows XP mode but it doesn't work with any other OS either.
My computer specs:
CPU = Intel i7-6500U CPU @ 2.50GHz × 4
Graphics = Nvidia 920M & Intel 520
And a 1Tb hardrive

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Drizzit89

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Is the .vhd file something you created or a file you were given/downloaded? Did you install XP on the drive (.vhd) or are you trying to boot a vm someone else created?
 

GoldenDuckFloats

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Is the .vhd file something you created or a file you were given/downloaded? Did you install XP on the drive (.vhd) or are you trying to boot a vm someone else created?
I just tried to follow the steps shown here:
I'm using Virtual Box version 6.0.14
This is what's inside my /home/username/config/VirtualBox directory:

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And this is inside the home folder where I keep the OS:
( /home/username/VirtualBox VMs )

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( /home/username/VirtualBox VMs/Windows XP )

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Also, after running sudo lshw I found out what Ram my Laptop is using.
2 x SO-DIMM DDR4 1600MHz 4Gb
Each stick of memory comes from a different Vendor. One is from 'Micro' and the other is from 'Samsung'.
 
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Drizzit89

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Did you rename "VirtualXPVHD" to "Windows XP.vhd"?
There could be one of two things wrong.
One you didn't rename the file and created a new disk.
Two Linux version of VirtualBox doesn't like the format of the file name. I always attempt to stay away from spaces with any file name in Linux. To Linux Windows 10 is not the same as "Windows 10".
 

GoldenDuckFloats

New Member
Did you rename "VirtualXPVHD" to "Windows XP.vhd"?
There could be one of two things wrong.
One you didn't rename the file and created a new disk.
Two Linux version of VirtualBox doesn't like the format of the file name. I always attempt to stay away from spaces with any file name in Linux. To Linux Windows 10 is not the same as "Windows 10".
I put an underscore in the spaces
/home/username/VirtualBox_VMs/Windows_XP/Windows_XP
but it made no difference.

Its no use... let's give up.
 



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