Creating a Virtual Machine Employing a Seagate Momentus XT 500GB SS-Hard Drive
I was hoping that someone might be able to assist me in
completing the installion of Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 LTS on a virtual machine/ drive.
After six failed attempts -- five on Ubuntu & one on Fedora --
I feel somewhat deflated?!
I followed the instructions of a gentleman in a YouTube video (see
The installation process runs fine up to the end where a restart is requested.
I have tried the process with the 32 bit & 64 bit .iso images
with the same effect --
An error message appears "Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager has stopped working"
[the message further suggest that Windows will close and supply a
reason for the aborted installation.
No reason for the aborted process appears though?!]
I followed similar installation steps for Fedora Desktop 17
-- as a comparative test --
The same error message appears.
Would the hybrid hard drive create any problems in this regard?
I would greatly appreciate some suggestions.
Response received from Seagate EMEA Global Technical Support, 19 October 2012 -
Thank you for contacting Seagate Technical Support.
Unfortunately Linux is not a supported operating system.
Only Windows and Mac OSX are supported.
For more information or all other questions you can contact again Seagate technical support.
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Notebook: Toshiba Satellite L500-1UU (July 2010)
Processor: Intel Core 3i M330 @ 2.66GHz
System Type: 64 bit
Installed Memory: 8GB (2048MB allocated to newly created virtual drive)
Hard Drive: Seagate Momentus 500MB Solid State Hard Drive (hybrid drive) (November 2011)
Hard Drive Partitioning: C:/ 150GB D:/ 350GB (30GB allocated to newly created virtual drive; dynamic)
Operating Sytem: Windows 7 Home Premium (up to date)
ADDITIONAL CHECKS COMPLETED BEFORE/ DURING OR AFTER FAILED INSTALLATION PROCESS
Libray/ Folder sharing: Enabled
Disk Drive Error Checks - No problems
Firewalls - Enabled & distabled
Antivirus (AVG & Avast) - Enabled & disabled
Oracle VM Virtual Box: Installation/ Reinstallation, installation file redownloaded
Ubuntu Desktop 12: Installation (aborted by VB), .iso image redownloaded
Fedora Desktop 17: Installation (aborted by VB), .iso image redownloaded
babarehner. 2012. Install Ubuntu 12.4 LTS into Virtual Box. YouTube
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hK-oggHEetc); Last accessed 15 October 2012
(http://fedoraproject.org/en/get-fedora); Last accessed 16 October 2012
(http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop); Last accessed 15 October 2012
(http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/se...ndex.html#vbox); Last accessed 15 October 2012
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