Question about VirtualBox

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  1. Bcr821

    Bcr821 New Member

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    I'm running VirtualBox on my Ubuntu setup and i need to install windows for some school applications. I went to our school's website and downloaded Windows XP and got an ISO for it.

    My problem is that this ISO is not bootable. Is there anyway to install an OS using VirtualBox without the ISO being bootable? Or, possibly some way that i could convert the ISO to being bootable?
     
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  2. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    The only approach I can think of is to extract the ISO into a folder on a computer that already has Windows, then install nLite from www.nliteos.com, then use nLite to repackage the extracted files into another ISO that is bootable.
     
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    I actually just figured it out. You have to mount the CD Image, then boot to the CD-ROM manually inside of virutal box

    Thanks though :wiggle:
     
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    So it was bootable. :squint:
     

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