Creating ISO from Windows XP Installation Disk

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Creating ISO from Windows XP Installation Disk

Postby virtualboxvvvvv » 22. Nov 2010, 21:35

Hey!


Um, How do you make an iso from the Windows xp install disk so that I can use the iso in vbox
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Re: Creating ISO from Windows XP Installation Disk

Postby Perryg » 22. Nov 2010, 21:38

Do you not have a CD/DVD on the host?
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Re: Creating ISO from Windows XP Installation Disk

Postby virtualboxvvvvv » 22. Nov 2010, 21:44

yeah i have a dvdrw

edit:

I have downloaded and installed virtual box & created a virtual machine, although when I start it i get the error: "FATAL: No bootable medium found! System halted.". I was under the impression (from what i'v read) that I had to mount an iso of the operating system (in thi case: XP).
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Re: Creating ISO from Windows XP Installation Disk

Postby virtualboxvvvvv » 22. Nov 2010, 21:51

what i wanted to do was create an ISO from the Winxp install disk I own so I can mount it to my virtual machine ??
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Re: Creating ISO from Windows XP Installation Disk

Postby virtualboxvvvvv » 22. Nov 2010, 21:53

also if you know any tutorials like how to add a windows xp host i'd be very grateful :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Creating ISO from Windows XP Installation Disk

Postby Perryg » 22. Nov 2010, 21:55

virtualboxvvvvv wrote:yeah i have a dvdrw

edit:

I have downloaded and installed virtual box & created a virtual machine, although when I start it i get the error: "FATAL: No bootable medium found! System halted.". I was under the impression (from what i'v read) that I had to mount an iso of the operating system (in thi case: XP).


Open the settings and attach the CD/DVD drive in the storage section. Same place you would attach an ISO. No need to create an ISO. If you still want to you will need to use a CD/DVD burner software to create this. Windows might even have it native, but it is not something that VirtualBox does for you.
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Re: Creating ISO from Windows XP Installation Disk

Postby virtualboxvvvvv » 22. Nov 2010, 21:58

thansk for the reply..

Is there anyway I can use a local drive or partition? (instead of a CD?)

I copy+pasted all the contents from my windows xp setup dvd into D:\WinXPVB\


EDIT:

I think I understand.. Does the virtual machine install XP from the drive?
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Re: Creating ISO from Windows XP Installation Disk

Postby virtualboxvvvvv » 22. Nov 2010, 22:03

drive being the mounted windows xp setup disk drive (E:\)

Also will i have to have the disk in the drive everytime I start the VM?
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Re: Creating ISO from Windows XP Installation Disk

Postby Perryg » 22. Nov 2010, 22:07

It is just like any other install. You only need it when asked after the install. Just mount it and start the guest. It should install from there.
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