I downloaded a clean copy of VirtualBox and the newest LAMP VM.  Everything installed correctly and nicely as far as I can tell.  I can import the OVF just fine.  When I run it, it gets to the loading screen, and says 'Loading initial ramdisk ...' and hangs there forever.

My computer is running Windows 8.1 on x64 ... is there anything I can do to get this to work on my computer?  Am I missing something stupid?

Jeremy Davis's picture

The OVF is technically built for VMware. Although it does work on VirtualBox you have to manually set the OS to x64 (Debian x64; Ubuntu x64 or Linux x64 should all work). Otherwise VirtualBox thinks it should be providing a 32 bit VM - that's why it gets stuck...

If that doesn't work, make sure that you have CPU virtual extensions enabled in BIOS (Intel calls it VT-x; AMD call it something else I forget OTTOMH).

Hopefully that should get you going...

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