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The common VirtualBox error (Ubuntu 14.04)

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    The common VirtualBox error (Ubuntu 14.04)


    . I've seen this question get asked by many people on forums out there and on each post there are hundreds of replies saying how people have the same problem, but no one's got the solution.
    I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 on a virtual machine. What I've done:
    1. Downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 .iso file on my computer
    2. Created the new Virtual Machine
    3. Set the OS to Linux, Ubuntu
    4. Assigned it 3/8GB of RAM memory
    5. Created a new virtual hard drive, dynamically allocated
    6. Gave it 30/500GB of memory
    7. Tried to start it
    8. Got this error: Screenshot by Lightshot
    9. When I click 'Abort': Screenshot by Lightshot

    I didn't even get to the part where I mount my .iso file. Have no idea what this is about.
    Now, please, answer if you have an idea of how this may be solved.
    WRITING HOW YOU HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM HELPS NEITHER OF US.
    Thanks in advance

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    I had this problem trying to run a XP VM a few hours ago. I ended moving to WMWARE player. I heard that moving back to v4.1x resolves the problem, but I din't try.
    Last edited by vrosa; 25 Aug 2014 at 19:16.
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    Windows 8.1


    Umm..anything that's free?
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    VMWare player IS free.
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    Windows 8.1


    Tried VMware player, getting this error: Screenshot by Lightshot
    Now this is really annoying..
    Any ideas?
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    I remember that I used to have a lot of alpha builds running on VBOX with no problem... but now I cant even run XP on it !

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    I have Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit running in VirtualBox 4.3.12r93733. I don't recall needing to do anything special to get it to work. My VM is setup with 1GB RAM with a VDI of 12GB. What version of VBox are you having problems with?

    Have you tried setting up your VM using less RAM and or a smaller virtual disk?

    Quote Originally Posted by koyax View Post
    Tried VMware player, getting this error: Screenshot by Lightshot
    Now this is really annoying..
    Any ideas?
    Have you checked in your BIOS to see if Intel VT-x is enabled?
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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Quote Originally Posted by koyax View Post
    Tried VMware player, getting this error: Screenshot by Lightshot
    Now this is really annoying..
    Any ideas?
    Hi there

    You need to enable the VT virtualisation in the BIOS (Real Machine's BIOS) or you won't be able to run 64 bit Guests -- you can run a 32 bit Guest though if for some reason your BIOS doesn't support VT virtualisation or you can't enable it.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by koyax View Post
    Tried VMware player, getting this error: Screenshot by Lightshot
    Now this is really annoying..
    Any ideas?
    Hi there

    You need to enable the VT virtualisation in the BIOS (Real Machine's BIOS) or you won't be able to run 64 bit Guests -- you can run a 32 bit Guest though if for some reason your BIOS doesn't support VT virtualisation or you can't enable it.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Went to BIOS and found 'Intel Virtualization Technology' ALREADY ENABLED. So...what now? :/
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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Hi there
    I did think that there were some older CPU's that couldn't run 64 Bit Guests even with VT enabled -- this was a few years ago though.

    I think the utility mentioned in this link should tell if your machine can run a 64 bit Guest. Needs an INTEL processor though to check.

    VMware KB: Hardware and firmware requirements for 64-bit guest operating systems

    Check if there's any other problems -- just try installing a 32 bit VM - there's plenty of 32 bit Linux live CD's you can test as a VM.

    You also need to ensure you have enough RAM for running both your Host and Guest -- a 64 Bit Guest should really have a minimum of 2GB allocated to it.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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