An error i faced while trying to install Linux XP 2006 on a VirtualBox VM. The error is known to have been faced while installing Red Hat too, and the reason behind it is that neither of the two OS support SATA hard-drives, i.e. at least the older versions didn’t, so I just unmounted the HDD from the SATA controller, and mounted the same HDD on the IDE controller. To do so in VBox,
- Power off the machine
- Goto the machine’s settings>Storage
- Right-Click on the HDD(under SATA in the storage tree), and click Remove attachment
- Add a hard-disk to the IDE controller and in the box that pops up, click “choose existing disk”
- Now all you gotta do is browse to the HDD you just unmounted and select it.
That’s it. Start the VM, it ought to work fine now.