Adam's picture

This is my first go with virtualisation and I feel sunk already! When I attempt to import the fileserver VM into Virtualbox I get this message -

The machine is not mutable (state is PoweredOff)

I get the same result with VirtualBox on Ubuntu 10.04 and on Windows XP, and I have verified the download and redownloaded it several times. The only things that come up upon googling the error message seem to be to do with sharing folders and leaving VMs powered on.

I'm probably not doing something obvious because of my inexperience. Any help is appreciated, thanks.

Russell Bryer's picture

I am using the VM image on Mac OS X with Virtual Box 3.2.2 and I get the same problem when I try and import the VM image. I too am new to these images and Virtual Box so it may be a user error. I did however follow the instructions in the documentation and have tried it several times.

uncle dre's picture

Me too. Please advise.

Jeremy Davis's picture

I'm using VirtualBox 3.2.0-OSE in Ubuntu 10.04 (from the repos) and the Core ovf imported fine, the VM then started fine too.

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