no boot device, no operating system

Discussion in 'Other Virtual machines' started by ropamod, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. ropamod

    ropamod Bit poster

    HELP! This has happened several times:
    A black box appears that says "no boot device available."
    A white box appears that says "There is no operating system installed in the virtual machine. Insert the installation CD of operating system."

    The past couple of times that the OS was reinstalled, I lost all data.
  2. Hugh Watkins

    Hugh Watkins Forum Maven

    first please add the details

    OS and numbers
    RAM wtc wtc

    I never save data in a VM always in shared folders and back up to an external HD
    This helps keep the VM slim, fast and mean

    I have not experienced this error
    again which version of paralles ?
    etc etc

    Hugh W
  3. Srinivasulu.V

    Srinivasulu.V Hunter

    ropamod, Such situation happens when the hard disk is already partitioned but hasn't yet an Operating System installed. Check that you have your bootable and installation media connected and the appropriative Boot sequence
    ('CD-ROM, Hard disk, Floppy' or 'Floppy, Hard disk, CD-ROM') is set in the Virtual Machine properties.

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