I want to get virtual box to mount and boot the disk image I took a month ago.
I have been able to mount the drive and can see its contents, everything is accessible, I want to now get the image booted up as I want to use the windows programs I need to access.
How do I proceed? Typing in the question, I only see references to virtual box images.
As I don't have a VBox image file, only the image file I called ssd.img and VBox won't mount anything other than .iso or its native format. renaming .img to .iso doesn't work.
** EDIT **
My question still remains a mystery, to reiterate, I am not using an ISO file, it is an image of a hard disk that was created using
dd command and the file is an *.img file, tried already to change the file name by renaming it and that doesn't work.
I have virtual box and want to run the windows partition of that image.
In simple terms, if it runs then I know the SSD has a bad block (which Ubuntu is not repairing / moving / stuffing in to the 11th dimension...) So I know I can then either use a scrubber and format (as the drive manufacturer suggests) then reimage and we would be all good to go again.
So to reiterate again, this is not "Installing" a windows ISO, it is mounting an image of a hard disk in virtualbox, only VB only accepts ISO or its native variety of formats.