Virtual machine installation issue.

Alin Rus alin.codejunkie at
Fri May 7 11:48:37 UTC 2010

On Fri, May 7, 2010 at 2:37 PM, Joel Sherrill <joel.sherrill at> wrote:
> On 05/06/2010 09:21 PM, Kim George wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm having some trouble installing the Fedora virtual machine through
>> Virtualbox on my Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) system.
>> When I try to boot the virtual machine the system freezes on the cursor.
>> I've never used Virtualbox before so I may have done something wrong. I
>> created a new fedora linux machine and then when selecting the boot hard
>> disk I've selected the use existing hard disk option and pointed to the
>>  c++.vmdk file which I downloaded via torrent.
>> Has anyone experienced something similar that can suggest a workaround?
> I created the image on Windows using whatever what the
> current VirtualBox version at the time.  I was using 3.1.4 but
> after hearing complaints (from you?) on irc yesterday that it
> didn't work in 3.1.6, I upgraded.  It did not restore the
> state and I had to reset the virtual machine.
> After the virtual machine rebooted, it was fine.
> I know some people tried it on Ubuntu and ran into some issue
> but I think they resolved it.  Maybe one of them will speak up.
> --joel
>> Cheers,
>> Kim George
>> Mechanical Engineer
>> Montreal Canada
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I tried the image on Ubuntu (10.04), didn't work for me. I used the
virtualbox-ose package from the repo and the virtualbox package from
sun's repo.

The solution was to download a fedora image for vmware player from
thoughtpolice or install fedora on your hard drive.


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