I am trying to install Windows 7 in VMwarePlayer or VirtualBox on Ubuntu 12.04LTS and every time I have tried it the result is that Ubuntu hangs and only hard reset works. I tried both VMware and VirtualBox softwares and different WIndows 7 iso images.

My Ubuntu never hangs - NEVER. Only with this virtualization stuff...

What could it be?

Cheers, Marteau

  • I have just tried with Windows 8.1 and it is the same - Ubuntu freezes and no other possibility than hard reset... Any ideas? Do you know where can I find the logs from the crash? – Marteau Feb 14 '14 at 13:54
  • And the same happened when I tried to install Mint... So it looks that there is something wrong with the laptop settings? Or hardware? Or with what? – Marteau Feb 14 '14 at 16:49
  • Did you try enabling virtualization in your BIOS? – jobin Feb 15 '14 at 9:06
  • Thanks, Jobin. I haven't tried this, but it was the setting of the VirtualBox... I will look and see if I can enable virtualization. I have old Toshiba Satellite PRO U200... – Marteau Feb 15 '14 at 16:33

OK, I figured it out at least on Virtualbox. I changed the chipset settings and as well deactivated Extended Feature: PAE/NX. And I have Windows 7 as guest OS...

I will try later on to do the same on VMwarePlayer if I find the settings ;)

Regards, Marteau

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