I'm running Gutsy 7.10 and downloaded "VirtualBox_1.5.2-25433_Ubuntu_Gutsy_i386.deb" from the VirtualBox website. I install the .deb by double-clicking on it, it installs fine and downloads the necessary dependencies.
I create an XP virtual box, create a 10GB virtual disk with 128MB ram.
I have a CD with Win XP on it in my CD drive.
According to the VirtualBox manual, I'm supposed to then click on settings to mount the CD and then install XP on the virtual drive. When I click settings, what I can only guess is the settings box "half-opens" on top of the virtualBox window (it fades in half-way, but there's nothing written inside it) and then my entire system freezes. I can move my mouse, but the CPU is stuck at 100% of 1.73MHz and nothing on the system responds.
My only option is to hold down the power button to restart. I've tried this numerous times, and even uninstalled VirtualBox and reinstalled. Oddly, it left the downloaded dependencies installed and also still saw the virtual drive I had created (I woulda figured it would uninstall all of that...).
I'm at a total loss. Before I first started VirtualBox, I added myself as a guest to the vboxusers group, but I haven't made any other adjustments.
Anyone have any advice?