Windows 8?

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Re: Windows 8?

Postby carl.waring » 3. Mar 2012, 16:23

Just downloaded the ISO from the MS website and getting this error...


Failed to open the CD/DVD image C:\Users\Carl\Downloads\Windows8-ConsumerPreview-32bit-English.iso.

Could not get the storage format of the medium 'C:\Users\Carl\Downloads\Windows8-ConsumerPreview-32bit-English.iso' (VERR_NOT_SUPPORTED).

Result Code: VBOX_E_IPRT_ERROR (0x80BB0005)
Component: Medium
Interface: IMedium {53f9cc0c-e0fd-40a5-a404-a7a5272082cd}
Callee: IVirtualBox {c28be65f-1a8f-43b4-81f1-eb60cb516e66}


Can I do anything about it? Don't want to install it on my working machine, of course. Hence the installation of VB ;)

Thanks.
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Re: Windows 8?

Postby Perryg » 3. Mar 2012, 16:31

Verify the md5sum or download again.
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Re: Windows 8?

Postby carl.waring » 3. Mar 2012, 16:46

Yeah. Thought that might be it :)
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Re: Windows 8?

Postby CoolRaoul » 3. Mar 2012, 17:43

Had been able to run Win8 preview on VirtualBox using tips found in this thread.

Unfortunatly, after having ran windows update in the guest, it doesn't boot anymore
:(
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Re: Windows 8?

Postby carl.waring » 3. Mar 2012, 18:32

Good: I now have a working ISO
Bad: It boots straight into its "Recovery Environment"; see attached pic.

:(

Oh look! Here's square one again :D
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Re: Windows 8?

Postby jimmyg » 3. Mar 2012, 20:58

I'm also having trouble installing Windows 8 . I'm getting the 0x0000000A error followed by 0xFFFFFFE6, 0x00000000,0x819B4E5B
I've uploaded the log and image files
I hope someone can help out
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Re: Windows 8?

Postby stefan.becker » 3. Mar 2012, 21:00

Your CPU has no VT, without that you cant install Windows 8,
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Re: Windows 8?

Postby carl.waring » 3. Mar 2012, 21:42

Was that a reply to both of us, stefan?

I have to say that I'd be surprised if mine didn't, but then I there's only one entry in the BIOS relating to Virtual Mode, but I can't quite remember what it said.

My system is based on an Athlon II x4 635.
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Re: Windows 8?

Postby Perryg » 3. Mar 2012, 21:44

@carl.waring,

Post the guests log file (as an attachment)
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Re: Windows 8?

Postby carl.waring » 3. Mar 2012, 21:53

This?
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Re: Windows 8?

Postby Perryg » 3. Mar 2012, 22:00

Not really the guests log file. Right click on the guest in the main manager and then click show log. Save and post as an attachment.
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Re: Windows 8?

Postby karl_w_w » 3. Mar 2012, 22:07

carl.waring wrote:Good: I now have a working ISO
Bad: It boots straight into its "Recovery Environment"; see attached pic.

I had the same, my fix was: settings -> system -> processor -> enable pae/nx
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Re: Windows 8?

Postby michaln » 3. Mar 2012, 23:51

Enabling PAE/NX is highly recommended for Windows 8 guests. The setting is not required on all hosts but there's no harm in always turning it on for Windows 8 guests.

On an unrelated note, I highly recommend not changing the default chipset. ICH9 can cause a Windows 8 guest to randomly become unresponsive for periods of time (it will always come back after a while). There's no disadvantage to using the default PIIX3 chipset that we're aware of.
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Re: Windows 8?

Postby carl.waring » 4. Mar 2012, 00:01

Perryg wrote:Not really the guests log file. Right click on the guest in the main manager and then click show log. Save and post as an attachment.

Sorry :oops: New to VB. Here it is.

That said...

karl_w_w wrote:
carl.waring wrote:Good: I now have a working ISO
Bad: It boots straight into its "Recovery Environment"; see attached pic.

I had the same, my fix was: settings -> system -> processor -> enable pae/nx


That's done it. Nice one!
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Re: Windows 8?

Postby stefan.becker » 4. Mar 2012, 00:08

If someone misses the Startmenu on the desktop:

http://lee-soft.com/vistart/
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