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    Post Installing BackTrack 5 onto HDD (dual boot) partition with VirtualBox

    Hi BT5 community,
    I have a Sony Vaio VGN-365E Windows 7 laptop with Core Duo 2.0 GHZ and 1GB of RAM.

    I want to use BackTrack 5 with Wireless capabilities, but I don't have a USB wireless adapter. My USB livecd wouldn't boot so I'm trying to install BT5 on a partition of my hard drive. I'm trying to do this from within windows with VirtualBox using this guide:

    http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forum...ad.php?t=32568

    It's very well written and has all of the details to install. But, when I try to create the "New Disk" in VirtualBox, it says 111GB for the size of the Virtual Machine on the window 3rd window after setting RAM. [B]Is that right? I get an error message saying not enough space on hard disk when running the virtual machine:

    An error has occurred during virtual machine execution! The error details are shown below. You may try to correct the error and resume the virtual machine execution.
    The I/O cache encountered an error while updating data in medium "ahci-0-0 (rc=VERR-ACCESS-DENIED) Make sure that there is enough free disk space and the disk is working properly.

    So I am trying to make the VMDK in VirtualBox somehow specifically for my partition that I made (10GB partition that is in sequence BEFORE the C: Drive in Partition Magic).




    I also get an error sometimes with VirtualBox when I use a VMDK file that I made before making an extra partition.

    Here is the error:
    Problem signature:
    Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
    Application Name: VirtualBox.exe
    Application Version: 4.1.12.0
    Application Timestamp: 4f7af1bb
    Fault Module Name: VBoxVMM.dll
    Fault Module Version: 0.0.0.0
    Fault Module Timestamp: 4f7af18c
    Exception Code: 80000003
    Exception Offset: 000c59d2
    OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.1
    Locale ID: 1033
    Additional Information 1: 1ec0
    Additional Information 2: 1ec0fd70d07d060e5bfcf53c69ad1739
    Additional Information 3: 2c48
    Additional Information 4: 2c48940de5e7d1cb2e131ad6a0ca2feb

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    Default Re: Installing BackTrack 5 onto HDD (dual boot) partition with VirtualBox

    download BT5 as an iso
    save to a spot on your hard drive you will remember/ know where it is
    download and install virtualbox
    create new
    click next
    make name for it
    fill in os
    next
    choose memory (in your case 512mb or less should be good)
    create new hard disk
    choose VDI
    10gb should be sufficient
    next
    create

    then enter new vm and choose the ISO you downloaded and install. No need to dual boot or make a partition on your hard drive when using a virtual machine

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    Default Re: Installing BackTrack 5 onto HDD (dual boot) partition with VirtualBox

    Thank you both for responding to my post. I actually got my USB drive working to boot on my Sony VAIO VGN-365E laptop. I had to go into the BIOS and enable Hard Disk Booting on one of the first few menus. I installed BackTrack 4 on my laptop on a separate partition.

    Thank again.

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