Delay code for Win2K guest fails

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Delay code for Win2K guest fails

Postby runbei » 2. Jan 2009, 07:27

I'm trying to install Win2k in VB 2.1 .0 under a Linux Mint 6 host. I try to enter the delay command as follows, where win2k is my VM. (The command is intended to prevent Win2k from rebooting endlessly - this fix is described in the VB manual):

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VBoxManage setextradata win2k "VBoxInternal/Devices/piix3ide/0/Config/IRQDelay" 1


I get the following error:

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VirtualBox Command Line Management Interface Version 2.1.0
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[!] FAILED calling virtualBox->FindMachine(Bstr(argv[0]), machine.asOutParam()) at line 3817!
[!] Primary RC  = VBOX_E_FILE_ERROR (0x80BB0004) - File not accessible or erroneous file contents
[!] Full error info present: true , basic error info present: true
[!] Result Code = VBOX_E_FILE_ERROR (0x80BB0004) - File not accessible or erroneous file contents
[!] Text        = Could not find a registered machine named 'win2k'
[!] Component   = VirtualBox, Interface: IVirtualBox, {339abca2-f47a-4302-87f5-7bc324e6bbde}
[!] Callee      = IVirtualBox, {339abca2-f47a-4302-87f5-7bc324e6bbde}


Any thoughts? I'm stumped. When I search for the error, I find developers talking to other developers in a language that sounds like Klingon to me. Read: noob.
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Postby nowster » 4. Jan 2009, 02:54

It's case sensitive. ie. win2k is not the same as Win2K.
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Postby runbei » 4. Jan 2009, 06:32

I succeeded in installing Windows 2000 as guest by first making copying the Win2K install disk to the desktop as an iso file, using Brasero. I then installed the guest from that file successfully. (Found this tip elsewhere in the forums.) In any case, win2k is the name I gave the virtual machine, so it's correct in the command.
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