Here's the scenario: I have a genuine Windows XP disc (and an iso created from it), a laptop with Windows 7 installed on it, and I'm trying to use Virtualbox to run XP on the laptop.
I've run through the set-up but when I try to run the XP machine in Virtualbox it tells me "Fatal: no bootable medium found! System Halted."
In the settings of the XP 'machine' in Virtualbox I have tried to add first the CD and then the iso in the Storage bit, which I've read is supposed to sort this, but I get the same error. Trying with the CD, the drive does start up so it is reading the disk, but obviously isn't accepting it as a bootable disk.
I've seen this http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=326
but I don't want to spend $30 to buy WinISO to make the iso bootable.
Does anyone have any idea what I can do? I desperately need XP on this laptop as it's the only OS a certain old piece of software works with that I need for my job.