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(Closed by E1-Beard-0) Virtualbox on LM sees Windows 10, Win 10 still not working.

Post by E1-Beard-0 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:19 pm

Denizens of the Linux Mint Forums, Greetings.

Following on after this post:
viewtopic.php?f=47&t=299942

I now have more questions. Now it’s possible that a different resource may be a better place to take this query and if that’s the case, I hope that someone will make a suggestion as to where else I might inquire.

Here is part of the output of the inxi -Fxz command:

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Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 817.89 GiB used: 58.14 GiB (7.1%) 
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: SK Hynix model: HFS500G32TND-N1A2A size: 465.76 GiB 
  ID-2: /dev/sdb type: USB model: SABRENT SABRENT size: 119.24 GiB 
  ID-3: /dev/sdc type: USB model: N/A size: 232.89 GiB 
Partition:
  ID-1: / size: 448.50 GiB used: 57.92 GiB (12.9%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-1 
  ID-2: /boot size: 704.5 MiB used: 221.7 MiB (31.5%) fs: ext4 
  dev: /dev/sda2 
  ID-3: swap-1 size: 7.87 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/dm-2
sda is my internal drive, sdb is an external drive where I’m keeping back-ups, sdc is an external drive that has Windows 10 installed.

I “see” Windows 10 in File Manager, but only see locked Windows 10 files. Oracle VituralBox lists Windows 10, but I get the error message; No bootable media found! System halted.

Please note; the drive I’m trying to use came out of an old and defunct Windows 10 laptop and was an OEM install. If that’s the likely problem, I do have a copy of a fully licensed Windows 10 system on disk and would/could install that copy.

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

Thank you and respectfully yours, E1-Beard-0 [Formerly known as; Massively ignorant.]
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Re: Virtualbox on LM sees Windows 10, Win 10 still not working.

Post by athi » Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:16 pm

Sounds like on /dev/sdc, Win10 fast startup was enabled and active during last shutdown or Win10 was put in suspended mode when last used resulting in locked partition. You maybe able to connect the drive to a functioning Win10 installation and see if that would unlocked the drive. Regardless, if you want Win10 on that drive, you would be best to backup all data from /dev/sdc and reinstall Win10 on the drive. Windows will not work when transferred to another machine, unless the hardware are identical.

If you are trying to boot Win10 on /dev/sdc with VirtualBox, that will not work. You need to install the O/S in VB or boot from a VB O/S image.
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Re: Virtualbox on LM sees Windows 10, Win 10 still not working.

Post by pbear » Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:34 am

If athi is correct, you could try the command suggested by catweazel in this post. Never done it myself, so can't vouch for it personally.
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Re: Virtualbox on LM sees Windows 10, Win 10 still not working.

Post by E1-Beard-0 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:48 pm

athi and pbear,

Thank you for your replies.

Well, I was somewhat aware of what athi said, so I'm not all that surprised that trying to run a OEM install of Win 10 that's mounted on an external drive, doesn't work in Virtualbox. I'll check out that catweazel has to say, but at this moment, I'm none too stanguine of fruitful results.

Again, Thank you very much.

Respectfully yours, E1-Beard-0

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Re: Virtualbox on LM sees Windows 10, Win 10 still not working.

Post by Spearmint2 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:55 pm

Unless you have the Windows To Go edition, then windows will not run from a USB. It want's only to be run from a PATA/SATA connection.
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Re: Virtualbox on LM sees Windows 10, Win 10 still not working.

Post by E1-Beard-0 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:49 pm

Spearmint2,

Thank you for that very informative post. That puts an end to this particular idea, I'm grateful to know that I should not to spend any more time on this idea.

Thank you and respectfully yours, E1-Beard-0

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