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Thread: Virtual Box Windows 7 installation error.

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    Virtual Box Windows 7 installation error.

    Hello all! I am trying to install window 7 to virtual box. Although I have the disk in the disk reader, I keep getting the error message "Fatal: No Bootable Medium Found! System halted. Any ideas?

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    Re: Virtual Box Windows 7 installation error.

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    My first guess would be that you did not set up your CD/DVD drive in the Storage tab.

    Stop the VM.

    Select the VM in the setup GUI. Go to Settings. Go to Storage. You should see "Controller: IDE". Under that I suspect you will see a disk symbol labeled "EMPTY".

    Select that. Then go to the "Attributes" box. Look for "CD/DVE Drive". To the right of that, by the edge of the GUI, you should see another disk symbol. Click on that and select your CD/DVD device from the drop-down list.

    I usually select "Passthrough".

    Click "OK" in the bottom right.
    Last edited by QIII; February 10th, 2013 at 03:05 AM.

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    Re: Virtual Box Windows 7 installation error.

    Thanks for the response but I am completely new here and totally lost beyond " Stop the VM." The rest of your message is Greek to me. Would you be so kind as to put that in laymen's terms for me, please?

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    Re: Virtual Box Windows 7 installation error.

    We'll go step by step, then. I guess I rattled that off pretty quick.

    Close VirtualBox and open it up again. Let me know when you've done that.

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    Re: Virtual Box Windows 7 installation error.

    Thanks. I am at the "Controller: SATA and I see "windows 7.vdi" below it.

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    Re: Virtual Box Windows 7 installation error.

    Under Controller IDE it says it's empty.

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    Re: Virtual Box Windows 7 installation error.

    OK. I made a mistake. You want to be looking under Controller:IDE.

    Do you see a disk icon there?

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    Re: Virtual Box Windows 7 installation error.

    The only disk identified is under SATA.

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    Re: Virtual Box Windows 7 installation error.

    OK. We're typing at the same time. Fun, huh?

    Click on the disk icon under IDE that says Empty.

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    Re: Virtual Box Windows 7 installation error.

    I guess I should check the CD box.

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