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VirtualBox help!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by TheEditor, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. TheEditor

    TheEditor Regular Member

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    You can't just go over to the VBox forums and say something like "So I've got this XP iso torrent I dl'ed........", so here I am:

    I dl'ed an XP Pro 64bit(don't ask) torrent that I thought was an ISO image that I could plug into VBox and install on a virtual machine. I looked the completed torrent and see the files and structure I'd expect to see on the CD itself. Which is what I want, I think.

    I use ISORecorder to make an iso image out of it, and I use the Media Manager in VBox to add it as a CD/DVD. Then I start a new VM, edit the Settings\Storage to add the resource as I set it up in the Media Manager. I've got the iso set up as a "IDE Primary Slave", just as I do on my many XP Pro 32bit VM's.

    So I try run this 64bit, but I get a get a "no bootable media found" message. Any idea what I'm doing wrong?
     
  2. kireol

    kireol Junior Member

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    Your post is a bit confusing. You said you downloaded an ISO then made an ISO out of that ISO. Not sure that's what you meant.


    But here's what I do and it's never failed.

    DL the ISO.


    Burn it to a CD or DVD.

    Reboot the box and boot off of the DVD. If it works, then it will boot just fine in Vbox.

    If it doesnt, then the ISO you DLd was bad.
     
  3. beer30

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    Sounds like a crap torrent to me, be easier to just DL another one.

    Now if your dead set on making that one work AND all the needed files are there you need to figure out how to make a bootable CD/DVD as their is a difference between a normal one and a bootable one.
     
  4. TheEditor

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    I used "iso" in my search in Vuze, and when I saw "iso" in the title of the torrent, I expected that I'd have a .iso file in the final download. Instead I got a zip file with what looks like(I suppose) the files you'd install XP 64bit with.

    Is it really a good idea to try and boot from a disc made from this? I don't know that I can trust it.

     
  5. kireol

    kireol Junior Member

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    I run Ubuntu/Linux so it's safe for me to test boot like that. If you run windows by default, it's probably safe, but less safe for sure.

    I havent tried this version, but try downloading this one or finding a different ISO and see if you get the same results.

    Code:
    http://btjunkie.org/torrent/Windows-XP-Pro-64Bit-Retail-SP2/3667bf96bb2358d7afc2e688dc23de2988b5a0b90b42
     
  6. TheEditor

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    Much thanks K. I'll give that torrent a try tonight and report back.
     
  7. kireol

    kireol Junior Member

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    No probs. Let me know if there's anything else :) FYI: I run XP 32bit in a VB on Ubuntu 64bit just so ya know what I'm working with.
     
  8. TheEditor

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    I'm running XP 32bit guests on both XP and W7 with no problem. But I need this 64bit bad.

    Then I've got to work myself thru the mess of a W7 guest. I read that its complicated.
     
  9. TheEditor

    TheEditor Regular Member

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    I'm running XP 32bit guests on both XP and W7 with no problem. But I need this 64bit bad.

    Then I've got to work myself thru the mess of a W7 guest. I read that its complicated.