Ubuntu – The medium can’t be used as the requested device type

virtualbox

I recently tried downloaded Kali and I don't want to run it along side my current Ubuntu 13.10. Instead I intend to run it through VM VirtualBox (downloaded from Software Centre).

Here is what I entered into the first set-up stage:

  • Name: Kali Linux
  • Type: Linux
  • Version: Linux 2.6 (this I am not so sure on? should it be Debian)

All is well in setting the RAM and disk size etc.
But when it comes to loading the Kali ISO (32bit) I am confronted with this perplexing error message.

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Failed to open the CD/DVD image /home/anonhalo/VirtualBox VMs/kali-linux-1.0.6-i386.iso.

The medium '/home/anonhalo/VirtualBox VMs/kali-linux-1.0.6-i386.iso' can't be used as the requested device type.

In my own head I am thinking it is the file location of the ISO? But I moved it to 10 different locations. And still the same error?

Best Answer

You're going about this the wrong way, you are trying to add an ISO image as a CD/DVD drive. Instead, first, create the new VM, using Debian 32bit as the OS type. Then, once this has been created, go into the VM's Settings and choose the "Storage" tab. Once there, select the "Empty" item under the IDE controller:

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Then, click on the CD icon on the top right, and select the 1st choice,

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In the dialog that will appear, select the Kali .iso, save the settings and then boot the machine. It will boot from the .iso you just selected and you should be able to istall with no problems.