Originally Posted by JackMDS
The only XP download is the XP-Mode that works with Win 7.
Any other installation of Win XP Virtual.
Whether it is on Microsoft VPC, VMware, or Virtual Box, the installation is done via the original OS CD.
I do not know why it does not work in your system, may be if you will give technical info and follow a track of finding out what is wrong with your installation, you will be able to resolve the issue.
Very well then.. here goes. Starting from when Dinosaurs Walked The Earth!
Began with a base install of PBX In A Flash (which uses a combination of CentOS 5.5, Asterisk 1.6, Dahdi 2.4.0+2.4.0, Libpri 1.4 and FreePBX 2.6) to set up a base bones open source PBX.
I did the PBX In A Flash build because my previous attemps of building from scratch and compiling from source never quite yeilded a bug-free install. I was always having issues with the PRI cards (Digium TE122Ps) loading properly. PIAF seemed to work... moving on...
I want to do some work with LabView and manipulate a shared directory in CentOS/Asterisk where I can drop '.call' files to cause Asterisk to place calls automatically using LabView as a scripting engine of sorts (there are reasons I prefer not to do this with a shell script in Linux).
I need five things to make this work properly.
1. A stable build of Asterisk/Dahdi(Zaptel)/FreePBX
2. A GUI Desktop environment installed
3. A virtualization environment using Linux as the host
4. A stable Windows VM
5. LabView execution environment installed on the VM.
Steps 1-3 are done. After the PBX In A Flash installation completed I did:
#yum update -y; yum groupinstall "X Windows System" -y; yum groupinstall "GNOME Desktop Environment";
And a quick reboot.
Was able to start GNOME:
So Far So Good.. Asterisk is runing, PRI cards are stable, FreePBX is working, and I have a GUI Desktop.
Time to install VirtualBox:
#yum list | grep virtualbox
...no packes found
Downloaded the CentOS 5 rpm from oracle.com:
#tar -ivh VirtualBox-4.0-4.0.2_69518_rhel5-1.i386.rpm
install proceeds no issues.
time to start VirtualBox:
VirtualBox loads as expected so I proceed by clicking:
New > Next >
-I give it a name of Win
-Operating System: Microsoft Windows
-Version: Windows XP
-I assign 1024MB of memory (Host machine is running 4GB)
Virtual Hard Disk:
-Boot Disk checked
-Create New Hard Disk selected
Create New Disk Virtual Wizard:
Hard Disk Storage Type:
Dynamically Expanding Storage selected
Virtual Disk Location and Size:
Default location of /root/VirtualBox VMs/Win/Win.vdi
and default size of 10GB
Here I select the VM "Win" and pressStart
Welcome to First Run Wizard
Select Installation Media:
-Accept default of "Host Drive ASUS DRW-2014L1T (hda)
> Next > Finish
VM Starts up at this point and the Windows Install begins:
A quick look at the processor load from a Linux Terminal Window reveals the following:
top - 15:47:23 up 2:45, 3 users, load average: 2.75, 1.69, 1.24
Tasks: 137 total, 1 running, 136 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie
Cpu(s): 6.7%us, 50.6%sy, 0.0%ni, 42.7%id, 0.0%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.0%si, 0.0%st
Mem: 3368192k total, 969648k used, 2398544k free, 58500k buffers
Swap: 779144k total, 0k used, 779144k free, 457940k cached
PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND
6159 root 15 0 307m 64m 17m S 100.2 2.0 1:19.00 VirtualBox
3888 root 14 -1 61136 20m 7784 S 11.0 0.6 2:54.17 X
4145 root 15 0 64088 14m 9428 S 2.0 0.4 0:01.21 gnome-terminal
4099 root 15 0 10532 3032 1984 S 0.7 0.1 0:00.88 VBoxXPCOMIPCD
16 root 10 -5 0 0 0 S 0.3 0.0 0:01.82 kblockd/1
6022 root 15 0 67800 26m 16m S 0.3 0.8 0:04.85 VirtualBox
1 root 15 0 2160 640 556 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.45 init
2 root RT -5 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 migration/0
3 root 34 19 0 0 0 S 0.0 0.0 0:00.00 ksoftirqd/0
VB is commanding nearly 100% of the CPU durring install (Intel Core 2 Duo 4300 on Tyan server MoBo)
Windows XP Install proceeds normally:
-Select the Unpartitioned space (10 GB) to install Windows XP
-Do a quick format of NTFS
so far so good
Checking drive C: (after format)
Setup is copying Files:
Gets to 17% (copying driver.cab)
A problem as been detected and windows.. blah. blah. blah....
*** STOP: 0x0000007F (0x00000000,0x0000000,0x00000000,0x00000000)
Linux Host Info:
Linux pbx.local 2.6.18-194.26.1.el5
#1 SMP Tue Nov 9 12:54:40 EST 2010 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
So there's the long version...