How to run Windows 7 in Netrunner OS by using VirtualBox.

My laptop is set up as a dual-boot machine where I can choose between Windows 7 and Netrunner.

But I have long been tired of my Windows installation, and wanted to get rid of it. But there is some software, which I need Windows for.

Therefore I wanted to try to set Windows up in a Virtual machine inside my Linux.

Here is how I did it.

First I have to install Oracle VM VirtualBox. This software I could find in Netrunner software manager called Octopi.

When I had installed this, the real challenge started.

I chose to run Oracle VM VirtualBox, and found a tutorial on the net of how to make Windows 7 run.

I pressed


Gave a name,Skærmprint inden11Type


Next I gave it some RAMSkærmprint inden12Next I choose Make a virtual hard drive nowSkærmprint inden13Next I choose the VDI option (VirtualBox disk print)Skærmprint inden14Next I choose Dynamics diskSkærmprint inden15Next I gave 40GB Harddisk spaceSkærmprint inden16And then makeSkærmprint inden17 Now the machine was made, but I chould not get to work.

So first I have to go to settings and change the boot order under the tab System, and the change to where the Windows ISO are located.Skærmprint inden18Skærmprint inden10That turned out to be a problem.

Because I chould not find out to make my Windows into an ISO-file..

But on the internet I found this page where I could download a file. More here.

By try and error I found, that I had to download the precise same version that my Windows license was fore.

In my case the Windows 7 Home Premium – version.

And yes, I have a legal license. If you do not, you could be into some legal problems if trying to install Windows.

But still I could not make the installation work.

Kept getting errors like this;

Could not open the session, the session has terminated unexpectedly during startup with exit code 1 (0x1)

Rerut kode: NS_ERROR_FAILURE (0x80004005)
Komponent: Machine
Kort: IMachine {480cf695-2d8d-4256-9c7c-cce4184fa048}

And then
Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)

Please reininstall the kernel module by executing
pacman -s virtualbox-host-modules

But I found out that I first had to go to my PC’s BIOS and enable Virtualization Technology, and save the change in the BIOS.

And then I still missed some things.

In the Konsole (Command line) I have to install some more.


sudo pacman -S virtualbox


uname -r

This shows 3.14.21-1-MANJARO

Then take the first 3 numbers and enter

sudo pacman -S linux314-virtualbox-host-modules

And then run

sudo modprobe vboxdrv

And then I was able to run the Windows install, and now I have a Windows 7 running inside my Linux.

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