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Offline mikaball

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virtualbox fatal no bootable
« on: October 29, 2012, 04:47:09 PM »
I followed the tutorial in (I can't put the link) >:(
When I boot the system VirtualBox shows "fatal no bootable image available ..."
I don't understand, no error messages were sent in the installation process. The VDI is with actual size of 18,01MB.

And other thing, why is your forum so restricted (so many security verification's, on register, on post, no external links)
It almost seems that you don't want people here! I almost give up on registration process, and now posting is a nightmare!

Offline Rich

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Re: virtualbox fatal no bootable
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2012, 05:18:10 PM »
Hi mikaball
There used to be a serious spam problem here, so serious measures were taken. You will be able to post links
and use code tags after you have a few posts to your credit.
« Last Edit: October 29, 2012, 05:51:50 PM by Rich »

Offline mikaball

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Re: virtualbox fatal no bootable
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2012, 03:23:15 AM »
OK. About my problem.

Use TinyCore 12MB.

Created 2 partitions with fdisk (sda1 linux, sda2 linux swap).
Write partitions, prepare swap(mkswap).
Install Tiny Core (Frugal) in sda1 with options "tce=sda1 opt=sda1 home=sda1 norestore"
Installation complete and OK.

When I reboot with disk (no media available).

I tested with IDE and SATA storage.
My host is Windows Vista 32bits.
VirtualBox 4.2.4 r81684

Don't know if is a problem with Virtual Box, Tiny Core or mine!

Also inside /mnt/sda1 I have:
lost+found
tce
  boot/
  mydata.tgz
  onboot.lst
  ondemand/
  optional/
  xwbar.lst
« Last Edit: October 30, 2012, 03:35:42 AM by mikaball »

Offline althalus

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Re: virtualbox fatal no bootable
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2012, 04:50:26 PM »
I'm running the latest tc in virtualbox without any issues (albeit, on a ubuntu host, not a windows one), so the problem likely is likely an installation issue - The first thing I'd be checking is was the bootloader (grub/extlinux) installed properly.

Offline oinoin

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Re: virtualbox fatal no bootable
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2012, 01:52:26 PM »
Greetings Mikaball,

I want to install tc in a virtual box as well, but I have a different problem than you do.  As I seem to be able to go a step further than you, I'll offer my two cents here:

I'm running Virtual box v. 4.1.18 on Mac, OS X 10.6.8.   After creating a fixed disk of 256MB, I ran the virtual box the first time.  VB asked to select an installation media, and I just pointed the media source to the iso file, and voila - it booted up.

On the other hand, the problem I face is that the installation keeps saying it's running out of disk space - since I'm trying this for the first time, I don't really know why 256MB isn't enough.

Hope that my information can help, though...

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Re: virtualbox fatal no bootable
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2012, 09:49:47 AM »
I'm running the latest tc in virtualbox without any issues (albeit, on a ubuntu host, not a windows one), so the problem likely is likely an installation issue - The first thing I'd be checking is was the bootloader (grub/extlinux) installed properly.

And that your first sector is properly configured for booting.

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Re: virtualbox fatal no bootable
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2012, 09:50:51 AM »
On the other hand, the problem I face is that the installation keeps saying it's running out of disk space - since I'm trying this for the first time, I don't really know why 256MB isn't enough.

Likely running out of space in the ramdisk.  Further investigation is warranted.