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PLEASE HELP - Can't Get Virtual PC to Install Operating System!!!

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    nycdlmusckat Guest

    PLEASE HELP - Can't Get Virtual PC to Install Operating System!!!

    Hi all,

    I am well beyond VERY frustrated at this point. For the past couple
    of days, I've been trying to install Windows Server 2003 Enterprise in
    my Virtual PC environment that I just created. I was able to install
    Virtual PC, create a virtual pc and virtual HD without any problems,
    however, when I try to install the operating system, nothing happens.
    I basically get stuck at the bios prompt:

    *****************************************************************************************************************************
    Argon PXE Boot Agent v2.00 (BIOS Integrated)
    (C) Copyright 2004 Argon Technology Corporation
    All rights reserved. www.ArgonTechnology.com
    (pause a few seconds, then...)
    CLIENT MAC ADDR: 00 03 FF 90 F2 DB GUID: yadda-yadda
    DHCP.... no boot filename... (and then laterly, I've been getting "No
    proxyDHCP...." or something like that)

    This shows for a couple of minutes, then...

    Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected
    Boot
    device_


    *****************************************************************************************************************************

    I've done an extensive search and research online and have tried the
    following:

    - Selecting physical drive before doing a 'reset' (tried resetting
    both with the menu and with right-Alt + Del combination keys)
    - I converted my Windows Server 2003 Enterprise CD files to an iso
    image using toast titanium on my MAC powerbook and then burned the
    image to a CD to try using it on my IBM Windows laptop where I'm
    creating the virtual PC
    - I converted the Windows Server 2003 Enterprise CD files to an iso
    image using disk utility on my MAC and tried again on the PC
    - I used WinImage to create an iso image from the Win2k3 CD and tried
    using the image in the virtual pc
    - In each case, I was sure to select the correct medium (physical
    drive or CD from iso)
    - I've tried hitting 'Enter' after inserting the OS CD
    - I've tried dragging iso file from desktop to CD icon on virtual pc
    - I've uninstalled and re-installed Virtual PC 7 at least 10 times

    Now on the IBM laptop itself, I have it partitioned into 2 drives -
    one running windows XP and the other running windows server 2003
    enterprise. I'm trying to create this virtual drive through the
    windows xp environment.

    I've pretty much done EVERYTHING I can think of doing, all to NO
    avail.

    Somebody, PLEASE help me! I'm desperate and frustrated!

    Thanks a million in advance.

    Newtechie

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  3. #2


    Mark Rae [MVP] Guest

    Re: PLEASE HELP - Can't Get Virtual PC to Install Operating System!!!

    <nycdlmusckat@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:228d4d21-e2ef-457b-a962-279291e4b8f5@xxxxxx

    > Somebody, PLEASE help me! I'm desperate and frustrated!
    1) Remove the Win2k3s media from the host's optical drive.

    2) Launch VPC and start the virtual machine

    3) When you see the PXE boot agent message, insert the boot CD

    4) On the VPC console menu, click CD, Use Physical Drive D: (or whatever
    drive letter your host's optical drive uses)

    5) On the VPC console menu, click Action, Ctrl-Alt-Del

    Now the virtual machine will reboot, acquire the boot media, and begin the
    installation process...


    --
    Mark Rae
    ASP.NET MVP
    http://www.markrae.net


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  4. #3


    nycdlmusckat Guest

    Re: PLEASE HELP - Can't Get Virtual PC to Install Operating System!!!

    Tried as instructed above, but no luck...

    I'm still getting the message "...no DHCP or ProxyDHCP specified" and
    then it goes to the screen "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or
    Insert Boot Media in the selected Boot device"


    *sigh*


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  5. #4


    Jack Guest

    Re: PLEASE HELP - Can't Get Virtual PC to Install Operating System!!!

    your CD is not bootable disk!
    Jack
    <nycdlmusckat@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:bf3eb158-7d04-4e1b-b9fd-80c31d86dc51@xxxxxx

    > Tried as instructed above, but no luck...
    >
    > I'm still getting the message "...no DHCP or ProxyDHCP specified" and
    > then it goes to the screen "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or
    > Insert Boot Media in the selected Boot device"
    >
    >
    > *sigh*
    >


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  6. #5


    ronald.phillips Guest

    Re: PLEASE HELP - Can't Get Virtual PC to Install Operating System!!!

    On Jan 31, 12:21*pm, nycdlmusc...@xxxxxx wrote:

    > Tried as instructed above, but no luck...
    >
    > I'm still getting the message "...no DHCP or ProxyDHCP specified" and
    > then it goes to the screen "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or
    > Insert Boot Media in the selected Boot device"
    >
    > *sigh*
    Sounds like whatever you did to the image made it non-bootable.

    Burn it back to CD and if it doesn't boot on a real PC then it won't
    boot in VPC.

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  7. #6


    Mark Rae [MVP] Guest

    Re: PLEASE HELP - Can't Get Virtual PC to Install Operating System!!!

    <nycdlmusckat@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:bf3eb158-7d04-4e1b-b9fd-80c31d86dc51@xxxxxx

    > Tried as instructed above, but no luck...
    >
    > I'm still getting the message "...no DHCP or ProxyDHCP specified" and
    > then it goes to the screen "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or
    > Insert Boot Media in the selected Boot device"
    What happens if you hit the Escape key...?


    --
    Mark Rae
    ASP.NET MVP
    http://www.markrae.net


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  8. #7


    nycdlmusckat Guest

    Re: PLEASE HELP - Can't Get Virtual PC to Install Operating System!!!

    On Jan 31, 12:49*pm, ronald.phill...@xxxxxx wrote:

    > On Jan 31, 12:21*pm, nycdlmusc...@xxxxxx wrote:
    >

    > > Tried as instructed above, but no luck...
    >

    > > I'm still getting the message "...no DHCP or ProxyDHCP specified" and
    > > then it goes to the screen "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or
    > > Insert Boot Media in the selected Boot device"
    >

    > > *sigh*
    >
    > Sounds like whatever you did to the image made it non-bootable.
    >
    > Burn it back to CD and if it doesn't boot on a real PC then it won't
    > boot in VPC.

    That's the thing, Ronald, it ACTUALLY BOOTS on a real PC without any
    problems whatsoever. It's the same CD I used to install Windows
    Server 2003 on the second partition of my PC and even now when I
    insert it into the CD-ROM (without launching Virtual PC), it comes up
    with the splash screen to install on the XP partition.


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  9. #8


    nycdlmusckat Guest

    Re: PLEASE HELP - Can't Get Virtual PC to Install Operating System!!!

    On Jan 31, 12:48*pm, "Jack" <replyto@xxxxxx> wrote:

    > your CD is not bootable disk!
    > Jack<nycdlmusc...@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >
    > news:bf3eb158-7d04-4e1b-b9fd-80c31d86dc51@xxxxxx
    >

    > > Tried as instructed above, but no luck...
    >

    > > I'm still getting the message "...no DHCP or ProxyDHCP specified" and
    > > then it goes to the screen "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or
    > > Insert Boot Media in the selected Boot device"
    >

    > > *sigh*
    Yes, it's bootable, Jack... like I explained to Ronald above, it boots
    on a real PC



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  10. #9


    nycdlmusckat Guest

    Re: PLEASE HELP - Can't Get Virtual PC to Install Operating System!!!

    On Jan 31, 12:53*pm, "Mark Rae [MVP]" <m...@xxxxxx> wrote:

    > <nycdlmusc...@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >
    > news:bf3eb158-7d04-4e1b-b9fd-80c31d86dc51@xxxxxx
    >

    > > Tried as instructed above, but no luck...
    >

    > > I'm still getting the message "...no DHCP or ProxyDHCP specified" and
    > > then it goes to the screen "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or
    > > Insert Boot Media in the selected Boot device"
    >
    > What happens if you hit the Escape key...?
    >
    > --
    > Mark Rae
    > ASP.NET MVPhttp://www.markrae.net
    I hit 'Esc' after it stalls at the "Reboot and Select...." screen and
    it goes back to rebooting all over (ARGON PXE e.t.c....)
    I then tried hitting 'Esc' at the beginning of the boot and I get the
    message "Network boot cancelled by keystroke"

    Thanks for your patience and help. Dunno what else to do.



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    nycdlmusckat Guest

    Re: PLEASE HELP - Can't Get Virtual PC to Install Operating System!!!

    Any thoughts/suggestions anyone? Any/All help would be truly
    appreciated. I'm pulling out my 'hair' here and I don't even have any
    hair!

    Please help...?

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