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I'm running Windows XP. I've been trying to load Ubuntu 12.04 in VirtualBox. After first restart, it displays the message:

please remove installation media and close the try (if any) then press ENTER

Then it stops... How can I continue? Any help will be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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To quickly remove the installation .iso from virtual box we can select the host CD drive from the "Devices"-menu in Virtual Box Manager:

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Alternatively we can also remove the .iso file in the virtual machine's settings.

For a complete guide on how to install Ubuntu in a virtual machine see:

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