I would like install a proprietary operating system onto my CentOS box using VirtualBox. There is a problem though, when I mount the install ISO image as a DVD, soon the installer complains of missing DVD drivers. I tried to download some but they did not work.
Now I want to circumvent the DVD issue and I would like to create a virtual disk image of the install ISO. The forum discussion
I am trying to make a bootable vdi from a bootable ISO for linux guest. I am running
VBoxManage convertfromraw source.iso output.vdi
I get a valid vdi that I can attach and read but I cannot boot from it. Any idea how to solve this.
for an experienced forum user says
To use "convertfromraw" your starting point (as the name implies) has to be a raw image of a hard disk - which an ISO image most certainly is not.
In spite of this, is there a Unix way of creating a bootable hard disk image of a Windows 7 install disk? And, to create a .vdi file of that?