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bootable systems

Postby tanguera43 » 5. Jan 2012, 19:17

I downloaded the VirtualBox but I get "no bootable medium found! system halted". I HAVE read all the posts under this topic, also followed the link to understand what a "virtual box" is, also read the manual. But the language is beyond me (ISO? host disk?) and I don't know how to proceed.
Can anyone give me simple but clear instructions to a neophyte so I can resolve this?
Thanks,
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Re: bootable systems

Postby stefan.becker » 5. Jan 2012, 19:22

VirtualBox is a PC in Software, not an OS. You must install an OS.
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Re: bootable systems

Postby tanguera43 » 5. Jan 2012, 19:32

How do I do this?
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Re: bootable systems

Postby tanguera43 » 5. Jan 2012, 20:11

I have an OS on mac (Lion) and I understand that I have to install a OS from windows so windows can run within my mac, but I can't fathom how do this. I read about "selecting the small folder icon next to drop down disk etc" but all of the choices were like Greek to me. I'm stymied.
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Re: bootable systems

Postby Sasquatch » 5. Jan 2012, 21:07

Read the VirtualBox FAQ, which has a link that describes what a Virtual Machine is.

I'm going to lock this thread, because there is no beta going on now.
Read the Forum Posting Guide before opening a topic.
VirtualBox FAQ: Check this before asking questions.
Online User Manual: A must read if you want to know what we're talking about.
Howto: Install Linux Guest Additions
Howto: Use Shared Folders on Linux Guest
See the Tutorials and FAQ section at the top of the Forum for more guides.
Try searching the forums first with Google and add the site filter for this forum.
E.g. install guest additions site:forums.virtualbox.org

Retired from this Forum since OSSO introduction.
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