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Re: [opensuse] virtualbox won't open
- From: Robert Benjamin <benjie1@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2012 12:28:41 -0400
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On 3/22/2012 7:56 AM, Mark Misulich wrote:
On Thu, 2012-03-22 at 11:14 -0400, Robert Benjamin wrote:
On 3/21/2012 4:33 PM, Mark Misulich wrote:Hi,
On Wed, 2012-03-21 at 19:02 -0400, Robert Benjamin wrote:This Dell PC of mine has bays for mounting 2 hard drives it looks
On 3/21/2012 2:30 PM, Mark Misulich wrote:Hi,
You have it right. You just unlock it and flip the door open andHi,One HD in the PC. That's it. So ... if openSuse HD is in the PCSo you have only one disk in the PC and another one which you remove andIf you can reply to this question first before I give the details of howUnfortunately no, I can only have one HD in the PC at a time.
to do it, then it might save some time and we can procede from there.
put in a tray when you want to run opensuse is that correct?
then that's what I use. If I want to use win 7, I have to shut down,
remove the HD with openSuse on it, and insert my HD with win 7 on it and
turn the PC back on. I actually have 4 separate HDs with win 7,
openSuse, Fedora 16 and Ubuntu 11.10. So I can use whichever one I want,
just have to shut down, remove the HD that's in there and put in one
that I want. The HDs are in a mobile rack from Addonics
www.addonics.com It's the snap-in series. The rack is mounted in the PC
and you open it, slip in an HD, close it and lock it then boot the PC. I
think the web page has a picture of the rack. Meanwhile, I'll look for
the legal info on the PC or in the booklet so I can get the win 7 iso
legally. Thanks again. Bob
I took a look at the HD mount that you talk about in your post. It
looks like it fits in one of the optical disk drive bays and allows you
to remove the HD from the front of the computer. If I have this all
wrong, you can correct me easily.
the HD comes out like it shows. It does fir in one of the optical drive
bays. You may have to modify the case at the front to get that rack to fit.
If it is the situation that this HD mount is a sort of add-on unit that
fits in the optical drive bay, is it possible that there are internal
mounting bays for hard drives that are only accessible by taking the
side cover off of the computer?
Not sure about internal mounting bays. The one I use is accessible from
the front of the PC tower. It just opens lie the picture shows on that
web page. It has to be connected inside the case in an empty drive bay.
Knowledgeable guys like you should have no problem connecting it. Just
be sure you have 2 bays in case one is used by a HD. My PC is a Dell
Inspiron which is about 1 1/2 years old. They may have modified the
bays. Do you have a link to win 7 .iso legal copy. I assume with the
.iso I can use it to install win 7 as a guest in V Box.
if you are up for it, unplug the computer and disconnect all the cables
from the case. Move the case to a table top where you can look it over.
Then you will find that one side of the case will come loose if you
release a couple of latches. They look like plastic knobs on the back
of the case, usually. When the side is off, then you can take a look
inside the case to see if there are some mounting bays for hard drives.
There are usually enough bays to fit two or more hard drives, and they
are often below where the optical drive mounts are built in to the case.
Don't touch any of the circuit boards or parts inside the case, just
have a look for mounts. When you are done, put everything back
If you want to, have a look and post back.
like. So at the top of the case is a 5 1/4 bay for the DVD drive, below
that is an empty 5 1/4 inch bay where the Addonics rack is located. A
bit below that is where the 2 bays are located for the HDs. Hope I
explained it correctly. Ask again if I
it sounds correct, that you have mounting bays for two hard drives
inside of the case.
The next thing is to find out what type of hard drive you have. There
are generally two types of hard drives used in desktop pc's.
The old style of hard drive uses ide connections. It looks like this:
The common modern style of hard drive connection is sata. It looks like
If you can open the case again like before, take a look at the back of
the hard drive to see what type of cable connections you have, to find
out what sort of hard drive you have.
Then post back.
I have SATA drive. A fun thing with this is you can buy as many HDs you want and then put one in the 5 1/4 bay and you now have whatever OS is on the drive. Tired of it? Power off, take the HD out, put in another one with a different OS and you now have that one. So I have 4 HDs, one with win 7, then the others are openSuse12.1 ,Fedora 16, and Ubuntu 11.10. So I can use whatever one I want. Less and less with win 7. Only cost is the HDs. And no dual-booting problems. :-) Bob
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