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Avatar gorsefox 2 post(s)

Please excuse my confusion.

I wish to install the Wordpress appliance as a Virtualbox image. I have downloaded and extracted the Ubuntu Wordpress appliance and opened Virtualbox. It offers the opportunity to import an appliance but only supports OVF format files which do not seem to be included in the appliance package. (It does support iso files, but they are not included in the package either)

What have I missed? I’m sure I’m being very stupid here but can’t seem to find any documentation or recommendation as to how to use Virtualbox as my hypervisor. My conclusion is that the appliances are only supported under VMWARE, note Virtualbox, is this correct?

 
Avatar Beltrán Rueda Administrator 3,714 post(s)

Hi,

You can also open the BItNami virtual appliances from VirtualBox. You should create a new image and then select an “existing hard disk”. Select the “.vmdk” file from the zip folder and then start the image.

 
Avatar patrickj 2 post(s)

Hi

I also had to move the disk from the virtual SATA interface (which was default from me) to the virtual IDE interface.
This was for the joomla 1.5 on ubuntu 10.4 appliance.
From that point everything went really smooth.

-Patrick

 
Avatar gorsefox 2 post(s)

Ahh!

Ok, I seem to be making progress thanks to your help. The trick, evidently, is to a) add the .vmdk to the Media Controller and select “existing hard disk” as you say. Then switch to the IDE controller and the system seems to come up… though can’t configure the network device – but points you to the FAQ to handle this. The user name and password details seem to be incorrect, which hampers progress, but I’m still trying to make progress.

 
Avatar ebrelion 3 post(s)

I try to use the Bitname Virtual appliance on VirtualBOX 4.x hosted on a Windows 2003 server.
The emulator stops with a Guru Meditation messagebox each time I run an appliance.
After reading the posts, I tried to use an IDE disk instead of SATA with the same result. Does somebody has a hint ?
Joel

 
Avatar Beltrán Rueda Administrator 3,714 post(s)

Hi, it is also necessary to enable “PAE” in your Virtual Box processor settings.

 
Avatar ebrelion 3 post(s)

I have already done this.
When booting your appliances, the kernel has a very explicit message. In fact, when PAE was not enabled, I do not get any problem because the boot process aborted before VirtualBox crash.
I also tried to experiment with various shipset with the same result : a crash of VirtualBox 4.0.0 r69151 when using your virtual appliances.

Joel

 
Avatar Beltrán Rueda Administrator 3,714 post(s)

Hi,

We will try to reproduce it. Could you try to follow these steps? http://wiki.bitnami.com/Virtual_Appliances_Quic….3f

 
Avatar ebrelion 3 post(s)

I created a new virtual machine from scratch, following the guidelines, with the same result.
Joel

 
Avatar Beltrán Rueda Administrator 3,714 post(s)

Hi,

I apologize for the inconveniences. Could you try with the openSUSE version instead of the Ubuntu one?

 
Avatar jabond 20 post(s)

After half dozen failing attempts, VM Wordpress 3.0.5 ubuntu worked like a charm on my VirtualBox under XP once using these following steps from the above link. Thanks. (Only for the exception of the French Keyboard recognized as US).

You can also start these machines on Virtual Box (http://www.virtualbox.org/). You can boot the BitNami virtual machines following these steps:
Create a new Virtual Machine and set that it is a Linux (Ubuntu or SuSE) machine.
Configure RAM to 512 or higher.
Choose “existing hard disk” and select the BitNami “vmdk” file.
Once the machine creation finishes, go to Settings → System → Processor → Enable PAE
Go to Storage → IDE Controller → Add a new controller and select the BitNami vmdk file. Remove the SATA hard disk.
Start your machine

 
Avatar Beltrán Rueda Administrator 3,714 post(s)

Thanks for posting it. This will be helpful for other BitNami users. We will improve the Virtual Appliances to run automatically in Virtual Box.

 
Avatar Rodrigo 25 post(s)

Hi,
I’ve downloaded the Redmine appliance (Ubuntu 10.10) and I see that the zip includes now a .ovf file.
Are you currently working on the compatibility with Virtual Box?

One of my students affirms that he could import directly the .ovf in VirtualBox 3.2.12. We use the BitNami appliances a lot as a test environment before launching the instances in the cloud.
I could only test with an older VBox version (3.2.8) and the newest one (4.0.4), but no success so far. I get always the following error:
http://bit.ly/g5T2pf
I still need to fiddle with the configuration (enable PAE and set IDE disk) in order to get the appliances running in VirtualBox.

Cheers,
Rodrigo

 
Avatar Beltrán Rueda Administrator 3,714 post(s)

Hi,

Yes, we have been working on that. The ovf file is now included in new Stacks to support VirtualBox. You only have to import the machine and enable PAE.

Did you open the virtual appliance with a VBox previous version and then open with a new VBox version? Once you imported the machine and start it, VBox modifies the hard disk so the SHA1 checksum is not the same that the mf file. Try to download and import to the new VBox directly.

Cheers.

 
Avatar Rodrigo 25 post(s)

Hi Beltrán, thanks for your tips.

I just tried the following today:

1. Install VBox 4.0.4 from scratch in another computer (Windows Vista)
2. Download the Redmine 1.1.2-1 appliance for Ubuntu 10.10
3. Import the .ovf file

I get the following error:

Código Resultado:
VBOX_E_INVALID_OBJECT_STATE (0×80BB0007)
Componente:
Medium
Interfaz:
IMedium {9edda847-1279-4b0a-9af7-9d66251ccc18}

I don’t get the chance of starting the VM. since the import process was not completed. I’ve asked my students to try to reproduce the error, to be sure that is not a problem with my configuration.
Here are my settings in the import wizard, in case you could detect something wrong:
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_wjZ3Pm2kovk/…

 
Avatar Beltrán Rueda Administrator 3,714 post(s)

That’s strange. Let us check on our side and we let you know. I’m currently using a VBox 3 version in a Linux machine and it works properly.

 
Avatar Rodrigo 25 post(s)

Hi Beltrán:

we tried today with Ubuntu & VirtualBox.
The import of the .ovf worked fine in a computer with Ubuntu & VBox 3.0.14, but crashed in another PC with Ubuntu & VBox 4.0.4:

Código Resultado:
VBOX_E_INVALID_OBJECT_STATE (0×80BB0007)
Componente:
Medium
Interfaz:
IMedium {9edda847-1279-4b0a-9af7-9d66251ccc18}

 
Avatar Beltrán Rueda Administrator 3,714 post(s)

Thanks for your feedback, we have noticed more people have the same error with different Virtual Appliances (not BitNami Virtual Appliances). We are looking into it.

 
Avatar Egor Ushakov 2 post(s)

Same issue with VBOX_E_INVALID_OBJECT_STATE on VirtualBox 4.0.4 on Snow Leopard

 

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Avatar Beltrán Rueda Administrator 3,714 post(s)

Thanks for posting it. We are investigating this issue on Virtual Box 4 version.

 
Avatar Egor Ushakov 2 post(s)

The same issue on 4.0.6

 

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Avatar Beltrán Rueda Administrator 3,714 post(s)

Thanks we continue investigating it.