VirtualBox - Can't load boot medium

GoldenDuckFloats

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I'm having some trouble with VirtualBox in that whenever I tried to boot an OS, it can't find the partition (If that's what you call it). I can't tell if it has something to do with Vbox, Ubuntu 19.10, or my 5-year-old Laptop. I'm trying to use Windows XP mode but it doesn't work with any other OS either.
My computer specs:
CPU = Intel i7-6500U CPU @ 2.50GHz × 4
Graphics = Nvidia 920M & Intel 520
And a 1Tb hardrive

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Drizzit89

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Is the .vhd file something you created or a file you were given/downloaded? Did you install XP on the drive (.vhd) or are you trying to boot a vm someone else created?
 

GoldenDuckFloats

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Is the .vhd file something you created or a file you were given/downloaded? Did you install XP on the drive (.vhd) or are you trying to boot a vm someone else created?
I just tried to follow the steps shown here:
I'm using Virtual Box version 6.0.14
This is what's inside my /home/username/config/VirtualBox directory:

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And this is inside the home folder where I keep the OS:
( /home/username/VirtualBox VMs )

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( /home/username/VirtualBox VMs/Windows XP )

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Also, after running sudo lshw I found out what Ram my Laptop is using.
2 x SO-DIMM DDR4 1600MHz 4Gb
Each stick of memory comes from a different Vendor. One is from 'Micro' and the other is from 'Samsung'.
 
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Drizzit89

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Did you rename "VirtualXPVHD" to "Windows XP.vhd"?
There could be one of two things wrong.
One you didn't rename the file and created a new disk.
Two Linux version of VirtualBox doesn't like the format of the file name. I always attempt to stay away from spaces with any file name in Linux. To Linux Windows 10 is not the same as "Windows 10".
 

GoldenDuckFloats

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Did you rename "VirtualXPVHD" to "Windows XP.vhd"?
There could be one of two things wrong.
One you didn't rename the file and created a new disk.
Two Linux version of VirtualBox doesn't like the format of the file name. I always attempt to stay away from spaces with any file name in Linux. To Linux Windows 10 is not the same as "Windows 10".
I put an underscore in the spaces
/home/username/VirtualBox_VMs/Windows_XP/Windows_XP
but it made no difference.

Its no use... let's give up.
 


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