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Old 22nd July 2008, 10:45 PM
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Can't install WinXP in VirtualBox, help!


I am trying to install winxp into virual box ( latest edition), I am running Fedora 9.

During the windows install process my touchpad and usb mouse refuse to be
captured by the WinXP window. I am trying to install on an HP DV4000 laptop.

For most of the questions asked I can tab around and type,,,

Currently I am stuck at a dialog that says that windows will adjust the
screen resolution.

Alas there does not appear to be anyway to click the ok button...

Any suggestions...

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Old 23rd July 2008, 12:02 AM
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Although I have VirtualBox installed on 2 Fedora boxes and XP installed under VirtualBox on both I don't know a lot about it. I wonder if installing Guest Additions would prove helpful. I believe that Guest Additions provides a lot of drivers for different hardware. Of course, I'm assuming you actually manager to complete the XP install...
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Old 23rd July 2008, 01:54 AM
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Ok, I think it is installed but need info on usb flash drives

Since I could not click the ok button on the install I simply rebooted
and it appears that enough had been installed to give me a working

After I rebooted the mouse came back to life and I went through
the update to SP3 and all of the assorted patches...

It took a while to figure out how to mount my host home directory
so I can import files...

I don't yet understand how to make plug-able usb devices like
flash drives available to the win xp client...

Any hints would be appreciated...

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