can't get virtual box workign in Ubuntu

Asked by mike on 2010-03-16

I am running windows Vista and Ubunto (Dual Boot) on my computer.

I want to remove vista from the hard drive and re-install it in Virtual Box.

I'd be grateful for any advice on how to do this.

Thanks in advance
MIke

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2010-03-16

You may be able to use partimage to make an image of the partition (use no compression). You may be able to boot it invirtualbox

I suggest you close this and post on the virtualbox forum as it is more specific to your issue.

Lynne Stevens (jackie40d) said : #2

Failed to open a session for the virtual machine win-stuff.

The virtual machine 'win-stuff' has terminated unexpectedly during startup with exit code 1.

Result Code: NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005)
Component: Machine
Interface: IMachine {5eaa9319-62fc-4b0a-843c-0cb1940f8a91}
I did the etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup in root and got the above

Virtual Box worked GREAT in 10.10 Now Ihave upgraded to 11.10 can't get virtual box to run . . Ineed it for corel draw since they do not want to makea Linux version

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