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    [Solved] Install Win7 in virtualbox "Fatal: No bootable medium found! system halted"

    I am using Ubuntu 10.10 and want to install Windows 7 inside with virtualbox.

    everything ran smoothly till when i started the machine, it says "Fatal: No bootable medium found! system halted"

    am using CD/DVD drive windows 7 installation drive,
    i have ticked the host I/O cache in storage settings
    i've ticked the passthrough of IDE controller and directed to host drive optriact (my cd rom)

    i am hoping some help, and greet to all Linuxer

    i appreciate your help
    thanks..
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    Re: Install Win7 in virtualbox "Fatal: No bootable medium found! system halted"

    Did you set up the boot order to see/use the CD?

    It is located under the machine settings (right click on the VM in the list, while it is not working and select "settings"), on the left, select "System", there you have the list of drives.

    Alternatively, you can press F12 while booting and select CD from there, this is a one time setting, good enough for the installation.
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    Re: Install Win7 in virtualbox "Fatal: No bootable medium found! system halted"

    I did that... it's not working...
    please any other possible mistake i did on the settings??
    i got stressfull in here...

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    Re: Install Win7 in virtualbox "Fatal: No bootable medium found! system halted"

    If you have gotten to the point of "No Bootable Medium Found" it is not an issue with the Virtual Machine but an issue with your settings to boot off the CD-Rom. I would double check everything.

    Make sure under system the boot order is set correctly. Also make sure under Storage Host Drive you click the drop down and choose your CD-Rom. I do not enable pass through to use a disc in the drive.

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    Re: Install Win7 in virtualbox "Fatal: No bootable medium found! system halted"

    man, i was exited when u said u didn't enable passthrough when use cd-rom becoz i did..
    so i disabled and run it again, new fatal error occur...

    this time it's

    "Fatal Error: Could not read from the boot medium! system halted"

    man u make me alive, there is hope in here...
    looking forward for ur double check man...
    thank you so much..

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    Re: Install Win7 in virtualbox "Fatal: No bootable medium found! system halted"

    Are you able to see the dvd in the host OS?
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    Re: Install Win7 in virtualbox "Fatal: No bootable medium found! system halted"

    Okay I saw you personal message and am answering to the thread ... so everyone can benefit.

    On the first picture (vm1.png), you can see VirtualBox 4.0.6 r71344 (the most current right now)
    Labels:
    A - Architecture, 64bit (if needed ...)
    B - Disk boot order, this is important, since as I can see, you have booting problems.

    On the second picture (vm2.png), you can see settings of a specific Virtual Machine. You can get there, if you right click on the list as seen on the first picture and select "settings" in the menu.

    The area, that is marked with red, is the "boot order", make sure, that the disk is first.
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    Re: Install Win7 in virtualbox "Fatal: No bootable medium found! system halted"

    Quote Originally Posted by An Sanct View Post
    Okay I saw you personal message and am answering to the thread ... so everyone can benefit.

    On the first picture (vm1.png), you can see VirtualBox 4.0.6 r71344 (the most current right now)
    Labels:
    A - Architecture, 64bit (if needed ...)
    B - Disk boot order, this is important, since as I can see, you have booting problems.

    On the second picture (vm2.png), you can see settings of a specific Virtual Machine. You can get there, if you right click on the list as seen on the first picture and select "settings" in the menu.

    The area, that is marked with red, is the "boot order", make sure, that the disk is first.
    oh thank you for that, I appreciate that..
    it seems u suggest me to install from hard disk instead of DVD-rom,
    but I Tried though, I've followed your instruction but still
    "fatal Error: No bootable medium found! system Halted"
    take a look at the screenshot:
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    Re: Install Win7 in virtualbox "Fatal: No bootable medium found! system halted"

    Quote Originally Posted by CharlesA View Post
    Are you able to see the dvd in the host OS?
    Sorry, I'm not sure about what u're saying.
    if u meant that the DVD is actually workin, yest it is..
    i've use it to install windows 7 to another laptop,
    and i can read it from my ubuntu 10.10 ( host)..

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    Re: Install Win7 in virtualbox "Fatal: No bootable medium found! system halted"

    Hit F12 when you first see the VirtualBox screen, then select "cd rom"
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