I finally made it work. The root of the issue seems to be the access to the optical drive not being reliable. I have not figured that out and won't try. Disabling rmvolmgr had no effect.
A brief summary: Windows: Migrate the system image using disk2vhd. You *might* get it to read a DVD system image set, but it is more likely to fail than succeed. So far as I could tell, there was *no* way to get the Windows repair disk to use a system image on a USB drive. Debian: Use an ISO disk image. Life is too short for sitting in a loop reading "No bootable medium" messages. This seems to apply to other Linux distros as well. It *did* work once, but mostly did not just as with the Windows system image recovery from a DVD set. I don't recall having the "No bootable medium" problem when running VBox on Win 7 Pro. But after the ordeal I've been through I'm not very sure of what did or did not work other than things that did work often did not. I'll post a more detailed description following repeating on a bare drive to test the process. I still can't get Debian to allow a screen larger than 1024x768. Windows had no problems seeing the full screen. That's a task for later. Reg _______________________________________________ openindiana-discuss mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org https://openindiana.org/mailman/listinfo/openindiana-discuss