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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:02 pm    Post subject: VirtualBox, problem with installing a guest system from iso. Reply with quote

So, I tried to install a different distribution of linux onto virtualbox but it could not read the ISO, I got an error saying VERR_NOT_SUPPORTED.
[code]Could not get the storage format of the medium '/home/unicorn/Downloads/download1.7z.iso' (VERR_NOT_SUPPORTED). [/code]
The problem might be, I downloaded the iso image from the site. I think gentoo read it as a 7 zip file. I just added '.iso' on the end because it was an iso file anyway. Could this be a reason why it does not work? I thought maybe it was a problem because the .7z was still there so i renamed it to just download1.iso. That didn't work either.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kas_,

What does
Code:
file /home/unicorn/Downloads/download1.iso
say about the file?
Something like
Code:
 file livecd-i686-installer-2007.0.iso
livecd-i686-installer-2007.0.iso: # ISO 9660 CD-ROM filesystem data 'Gentoo Linux 2007.0 x86 LiveCD  ' (bootable)
would be good.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BT5R3-GNOME-VM-32.7z: 7-zip archive data, version 0.3

So, i don't think this is too good.

I should probably get the 7zip thing and extract to iso...right?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kas_,


Yep-, that would be a good start.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was Extracting and then i got an:
[code]ERROR E_FAIL[/code]
I tested the integrity and it said it was ok.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kas_,

Try it.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh wow. it works. The files in there are .vmdk files. There's two of them: s001.vmdk and s002.vmdk. Then caches directory. Do I make the entire thing a .iso and then mount it or do I directly mount one of the .vmdk??
EDIT: vmdk files are split. How do I created an iso image with the entire directory? I googled everywhere and couldn't understand how to.
Is it suppose to be going for this long? It's been like 15 minutes.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kas_,

It depends on how they are split. It may not matter.

Some VMs split their guest filesystems into 2G chunks so that they work on vfat filesystems. The virtual machine manages the bits.
.vmdk is a virtual machine image, or part of one. What does file say about them ?

It looks like you do not create an *.iso image. You have an image of a Virtual Machine guest. You just need to put the bits in the right places and start the VM.

Is there a READ.ME file in with the download or some instructions on the site you fetched it from?
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