Vista in VirtualBox for Ubuntu

By NinjaCube
Apr 14, 2012
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  1. So, I have Ubuntu, and not all of the programs and features I want can be ran in Ubuntu, so I set up a virtual machine of Vista. I did everything normal to set it up and I've finally got to first run, but it stops at 9 dots. Is it a problem with how I'm running the VirtualBox (It's a virtual machine image with about 780MB of hard drive space). I absolutely have no idea what to do at this moment.

    Thank you.

    PS: I'm using Oneiric Ocelot as my OS
  2. Leeky

    Leeky TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +97

    What Virtualbox version are you running?

    Did you install with "sudo apt-get install virtualbox" or did you head to their website and download the .deb file/add to your sources.list?

    My first observation would also be to question the size of your virtual hard disk. You need to give Vista at least 15-20GB really. Could you let me know what resources you've given to the VM please, as well as your physical resources on the Ubuntu machine.


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