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Getting Linux to work in VirtualBox

I am trying to run a Linux test in Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager and I keep getting this error code.

Failed to import appliance/Users/quianafreeman/Downloads/xenial-server-cloudimg-386( 2 ).ova.

I have re-downloaded all of my files to make sure I did it correctly and couldn’t correct the issue. I googled the issue as well as went on Stack Overflow and still couldn’t find an answer.

Can anyone help me please and thank you.

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What version of Ubuntu Cloud Server ?

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P.S

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Thank you

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Thanks for your feed back. I will try this out.

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Hope it works out

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Let us know if you get it working

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Linux in VirturalBox has worked for me for over a decade.

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But you are trying to import an appliance so that appliance could be broken. This means one or two things.

1. You are using a virtual box from about 4 years ago.
2. You need to talk to the person that created that appliance.

Item 1 you can fix yourself. Item 2 is something neither I or you can fix.

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Thank you

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Thank you for your feed back. I appreciate it.

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Are you sure that it's a VB image?

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You can be trying to import an appliance created for another VM engine, like VMWare.

Can you check that?
If not maybe you need to upgrade or downgrade your VirtualBox version locally?

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linux

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Sergey, I see the following error in the Xenial log:

[ 52.733180] cloud-init[960]: 2016-05-18 09:10:07,616 - util.py[WARNING]: Failed fetching userdata from url http://169.254.169.254/2009-04-04/user-data

i.e. the customization script you've provided hasn't been fetched by the instance.

Could you please attach the diagnostic snapshot? (we need logs from the compute node, as well as nova-api/neutron-metadata-proxy logs from all controllers) Cloud init logs from the instance would also be nice to have.

Another point is that if it's really a problem with the Ubuntu cloud image (as you claim Trusty works on the same environment 100% of times), then, perhaps, it's better just to report it directly to upstream, bypassing the MOS Linux team, as they don't have any control over ubuntu cloud images.

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OS

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I use ISO image for my VMs, might want to try that.

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Install it yourself or download a fresh vm

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you can install the vm youself in very easy steps
or just donwload a fresh vm image

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Post was last edited on January 31, 2017 1:23 AM PST

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