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    I am trying to get a manual to load from the internet, It is for mercedes and Smart, both of which I have. However it is encoded so needs an operating system called virtual box which is a guest operating system with in windows. I cannot load it as it went wrong first time and cannot be redone as it conflicts with itself. I also do not have the foggiest idea how it works or what you do with it.. Anybody know what to do with it?????????? I have asked on 'Fun' but no real help there only one answer. As I am old and stupid I think it is a step too far for me but there are no other way of getting data from Mercedes for anything, they just do not DO IT. pointing towards the dealers at 140 per hour.

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    Hi can you post a link to the site, l have a powerful computer at work and can try to down for you in the morning
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    Look on uTube theres instruction videos there + Theres loads of manuals on disc on ebay
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    I tried to download from the e-manuals site and it fouled up, so that stops me from reloading it again as all traces must be removed to try again. I tried from the net and it stalls when actually trying to open it. It is a specialist thing that I do not understand but it is vital to get into the program. It also took an hour or so even at my 85 speed on virgin. All I want is information about Mercedes and my Smart diesel. No where else is any manual or information available.

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    Why can you not just download it from a web site to downloads folder.
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    Sounds to me like this might be a Virtualbox appliance (i.e. an Open Virtualisation Format (OVF) file). If so, you first need to install Oracle Virtualbox (Oracle VM VirtualBox) before installing the package that contains the manual. Virtualbox is a virtualisation environment in which you can run virtual computers. FWIW, I use this system to run several virtual servers and 'experimental' machines on two physical hosts and also have it on my Windows laptop to run 'scratch' machines to try out different Linux distros (I'm playing with Zorin currently). I suspect Trevor might also have similar experience. As others have suggested, if you give a link so that we can see what you're dealing with, we may be able to help further.

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    My mate is a Mercedes smart specialist his star machine has all the data and didrams on what info do you need.?

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    V box is used in linux to run a windows like xp 7 or 10 inside linux where it is safe from bugs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trevskoda View Post
    V box is used in linux to run a windows like xp 7 or 10 inside linux where it is safe from bugs.
    Or to run linux inside windows, or windows inside windows, or linux inside linux

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris356 View Post
    My mate is a Mercedes smart specialist his star machine has all the data and didrams on what info do you need.?
    It is the actual manuals I need view of , the Star is a programmer/ reader that is for the actual input of changes and reading the codes and protocols. The problem was I have downloaded all the Merc manuals but they are unobtainable because they are OVO??? or something.. The virtual box will read them but I ran out of time trying to download ir then I could not remove all traces so it will refuse to load because it says I am already loading, and let it finish the original loading, which is dead in the water/ logjammed and blocking all in sight. It probably wouldn't help me as I wouldn't know what to do with it anyway. All I want is bit of information that are hidden by the makers except on very expensive terms hire per day basis.. The USA has the rights to know law but the EU does not support it as MB are a major supporter/backer of them.
    The smart is a diesel 451 CDI 2011, and is in safe/limp mode with no apparent fault codes against it, There was a transmission sensor down but I replaced it and wiped the code, even got to checking and changing the ESP yaw sensor and now checking the steering angle sensor , I have been through everything that I can on it but the safe mode stays, EXCEPT when a left hand bend appears when it drops off and fire OK until the next upchange and back to 3028rpm. It really is doing my head in as I thought I could do somehow. It goes into safe mode when there is a danger of Engine trouble , blocked exhaust, stability fault causing handling trouble which is where the steering angle come into it. the first thing the ESP does is cuts the power to stops slides and spins but it doesn't get anywhere near one of those, it is a flat as a fart to drive. The fastest it will go is if I put an A frame and tow it faster than 55. It is going to be a really stupid fault but finding it among the hidden realms of electronic land is bad for my mental health.
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