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nomko
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Trying to install ReactOS in Virtual Box

Post by nomko » Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:45 pm

Hi all,

I'm very curious about the ReactOS operating system and i'm following every new development around ReactOS.

To check how things are working and running i want to install ReactOS (Latest version) in a Virtual Box environment. However, after setting language and keyboard layout correct (Dutch language/US International keyboard layout) i ran into a small problem. I get the error message:
Userinit failed to start the installer!
Is this a normal error which occurs when trying to install ReactOS in a VB environment? How to solve this issue?

Thanks!

justincase
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Re: Trying to install ReactOS in Virtual Box

Post by justincase » Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:18 pm

No, this is not 'normal'. Can you please provide more detailed information about your setup?
  • What is your host OS?
  • What version of VirtualBox are you using?
  • What settings did you choose when creating this virtual machine?
I reserve the right to ignore any portion of any post if I deem it not constructive or likely to cause the discussion to degenerate.

nomko
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Re: Trying to install ReactOS in Virtual Box

Post by nomko » Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:29 pm

[*]What is your host OS?
Linux Mint 19.1 Cinnamon
[*]What version of VirtualBox are you using?
VirtualBox grafische gebruikersinterface Versie 5.2.18_Ubuntu r123745
© 2004-2019 Oracle Corporation (Qt5.9.5)
Copyright © 2019 Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.
[*]What settings did you choose when creating this virtual machine?
Chipset : PIIX3 (according to ReactOS wiki)
Memory : 4096 MB
CPU : 1
PAE/NX : unchecked
Videomemory : 64 MB
3D acceleration : unchecked
2D videoacceleration : unchecked

Standard audio (selected by VB)
Network by default (no changes made)
Serial ports by default (no changes made)
USB by default (no changes made)
Shared folders by default (no changes made)
User interface by default (no changes made)


Any other info required? Please let me know!

Illen
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Re: Trying to install ReactOS in Virtual Box

Post by Illen » Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:29 pm

nomko wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:45 pm
To check how things are working and running i want to install ReactOS (Latest version) in a Virtual Box environment. However, after setting language and keyboard layout correct (Dutch language/US International keyboard layout) i ran into a small problem. I get the error message:
Userinit failed to start the installer!
That happens when you try to install ReactOS from LiveCD. This is not supported (yet), for installation, please use the BootCD.

nomko
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Re: Trying to install ReactOS in Virtual Box

Post by nomko » Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:44 pm

Ok i'll try the boot-cd

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