Can not get a Ubuntu virtual machine working in VirtualBox

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I have a file named aes_demo.vmdk that I received from someone who did some contract work for our company. I can no longer get a hold of that person. It is a Linux Ubuntu hard drive file for VirtualBox. I need to set it up so I can run it and get into the virtual machine. Here is the setup screen shots:

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The computer I installed VirtualBox on is Windows 7 64-Bit. The version of VirtualBox I installed is 3.2.10-66523. Once I setup the virtual machine I try to start it. I get the below screen. Shouldn't it boot into the computer and show me the Ubuntu desktop? What might I be doing wrong?

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EDIT

I have tried the following in Grub to see if I could get it working. Oh, I did try the below as a SATA, SCSI, and IDE drive. They all ended the same.

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When I boot from the Grub prompt it appears to be working. Then I get the following error message:

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Best Answer

  • Ok so what i think is happening is that the virtual machine is finding the grub bootloader which is then unable to boot any further because it cant find either the kernel or initramfs.

    0st, make a backup of your virtual machine files incase something goes to Belgium.

    1st, be sure to check the hard drive settings to see if the image is looking for a virtual sata or ide drive.

    2nd, if the first option provided no joy, within the grub prompt you can do some things that may help, this article explains it a bit, http://sazeit.com/articles/boot-ubuntu-from-grub-prompt.

    3rd, boot into the machine using a livecd from the distro and repair the boot-sequence from there.

    once you have got things booted you may want to reinstall grub, onto the drive, something like,

    grub-install /dev/sda

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