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Thread: Win XP Installation In Virtualbox Fails

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    Win XP Installation In Virtualbox Fails

    I am running the latest version of VB in Kubuntu 7.10 on a Dell Latitude C610.

    I am trying to install Windows XP Pro SP2 as a guest, but it fails on each attempt.

    Specifically, I get through the Windows installation as far as the windows partition formatting step. At about 20% my laptop just completely freezes (in other words, my linux session becomes completely frozen, and I can see the the CPU is maxed out.) I have tried a few things:

    1. In VBox I changed the virtual drive from dynamic to fixed at 10 GB.
    2. I also tried copying the Windows install disk to an ISO, thinking it might be a problem with reading from my optical drive.

    Beyond this I am at a loss. I have successfully completed this same installation on my desktop machine at work, but would really like to get it working on my home desktop.

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

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    May 2007
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    Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

    Re: Win XP Installation In Virtualbox Fails

    Without making you mad...

    Is there anyway to convince you to use VMware... I think your chances would greatly improve...

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