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Can A Mac User Help Me With Virtualbox

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by tunescool, Nov 6, 2015.

  1. tunescool

    tunescool Senior Member

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    i installed parallels but need a license key, so i have virtualbox and am trying to set it up. i have what i think is windows xp in an .iso file if someone can confirm, never had windows and wont ever care, the image is named

    Windows_XP_Professional_64-bit.iso

    its just a file not a cd or dvd

    i have the first thing set up and im to where terminal comes on and it gives me the message no medium found

    then it starts talking about drop downs and a small icon finder and i dont see any of them, which you can choose the .iso file to install windows

    so i dont see what they are talking about, what, where is the drop down or icon to install the file

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  2. nocare

    nocare Junior Member

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    Get your windows images here: https://dev.windows.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/tools/vms/windows/
    As for how to use virtualbox, I'm sure you'll find some decent videos on youtube.

    I don't have it installed on my mac so I can't really give a walkthrough to attach an iso or use an image.
    Generally though, you create a blank virtual machine, storage > click cd icon > add your iso > boot.

    Hope that helps.
     
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    covexx Junior Member

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    I assume, you created new machine and now it's in the list on right.
    FIrst time you start, it shoul ask you to select a "virtual optical disk file...", there will be a "little folder" which allows you to navigate through you Mac and select you Win XP iso file.

    If you did not do it right, the first time go to settings->storage and add your ios file. But it's easir to create new machine and add iso on the first startup
     
  5. IseeDeadPeople

    IseeDeadPeople Newbie

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    tunescool, I've been a virtualbox user for a long time now, and I gotta say, the solution explained here by covexx is totally correct.

    I'd like to add some more specifications...
    If your virtual machine is already created, navigate to settings->storage. From there, you should see at least 2 "controllers". One hard disk controller, the other one for the cd-rom. Click on the cd icon, so that you select cd CD (or DVD, whatever) controller. On the right, tick the option "Live CD/DVD" and click on the other cd-rom icon you see on the right. It's a dropdown list of choices, select "Choose Virtual Optical Disk File". From there, you will browse your computer for your WinXP image. Click OK when done, you should be ready to boot your WinXP!

    BTW, I just noticed that this thread has been created back in November... did you find a solution yet?