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I'm not the most advanced at this, but I know that this is the best solution when it comes to testing on IE, I started installing it on my Ubuntu box however it appears to be in a hanging state. Its currently sitting at "Copying IE8 installer to Desktop".
Now the machine is still fully operating, and when I open the VirtualBox Manage its saying that IE8 - WinXP is running, the preview even has a screen saver showing that's updating correctly.
I'm concerned that this script is in a hanging state but I'm not sure what to do from here.
It's safe to kill ievms if it's still running. Random question: does your pc have a broken floppy drive?
Its a laptop, no floppy at all. cheers for the update.
FYI, I got this too. I left it overnight thinking it was still going, but in the morning I just killed it. I then had to power down the IE8 - WinXP VM manually with the VBoxManage controlvm "IE8 - WinXP" acpipowerbutton command.
VBoxManage controlvm "IE8 - WinXP" acpipowerbutton
Then after booting it manually, I noticed IE was only version 6, and the Install IE8.exe file located on the desktop did not work. I just searched for IE8 using the default IE6 install and installed it manually.
had a similar issue here, any idea why the script wouldn't get past installing ie7/8 on those vms?
Had a similar issue (ievms.sh was hanging indefinitely at "Copying IE7 installer to Desktop" step). When running that step with --verbose option, I could see that the "VBoxManage guestcontrol cp ..." command only reached 70% and hung then. After the first try I could see that ca. 7MB of the 15MB IE7-WindowsXP-x86-enu.exe file were copied to Virtualbox; in second try, ca. 11MB were copied.
This happened with virtualbox 4.1.12-dfsg-2ubuntu0.2, which is the version available in Ubuntu Precise 12.04. After installing virtualbox-4.1 from Oracles repository (version 4.1.24-82872Ubuntuprecise), the script finished successfully. Maybe this was pure chance, or maybe the older version had a bug in the guestcontrol part.
I had this issue because the virtual machine wasn't getting enough video memory and ram. It would hiccup and take forever. Eventually after a couple days i got the virtualbox to stop and change the settings. Eventually i manually had to install IE7. It's installing now seems to work fine so far.. We'll see.
The guest control commands were previously a bit hit-or-miss. They should be more stable now and you should not experience issues copying/running the installer. Please re-open if you do though! Thank you!
Stuck at "Copying IE8-WindowsXP .." for me.
I'm getting the issue still. Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Virtualbox 4.1.12_Ubuntu r77245. Stuck at:
Copying IE8-WindowsXP-x86-ENU.exe to /Documents and Settings/IEUser/Desktop/IE8-WindowsXP-x86-ENU.exe
Had to go download the version from Oracle direct before it started working. Installed IE8 okay with 4.2.18 r88780 🎆
@xdissent - theres no re-open option for non-admins I guess, because I can't see one.
Having the same issue.
I had the same issue but I did what chrisjlee recommended.
If you get stuck while copying the IE executable then you can do:
(In case during the Windows restarts your windows sessions is started with out any "window", send a ctrl-alt-del signal and then open a new task: 'explorer' this will kick in the desktop.)
Have fun !
This should make the trick.