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Installing Windows 7 in Virtualbox on Ubuntu

Last Modified: 2012-09-10
I'm trying to install Windows 7 as a Virtualbox VDI in Ububtu?  My first attempt was using a Windowss 7 CD and Virtualbox kept complaining about an IDE driver not being present and yet that same scenario works fine under OS X. I then tried creating an ISO of the Windows 7 disk in Ubuntu and i get errors about the media not being bootable?? I know that's not correct because I then used the same disk on another test PC and it booted fine. So I have two questions: Why am I getting the IDE error in Virtualbox and why can't a I create an ISO of the Windows 7 disk?

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