virtual machine qiime2 installation problem in window

Hi QIIME2 support.
I used official guideline to install qiime2 in virtual machine and I am getting an error which is pasted below.
Earlier I used unofficial videos to install qiime2 and I was getting same error.
At that time I posted the problem in qiime forum and qiime user oddant1 suggested me to try official guidelines and start a new thread if i have a similar problem.
There is no official guideline for window virtual machine installation and Only Mac virtual machine is described in qiime website.
I will really appreciate if someone please help me with clean installation.


[email protected]:~$ qiime tools import \

–type ‘SampleData[PairedEndSequencesWithQuality]’
–input-path manifest_file.tsv
–output-path paired-end-demux.qza
–input-format PairedEndFastqManifestPhred33V2
The program ‘qiime’ is currently not installed. You can install it by typing:
sudo apt-get install qiime
[email protected]:~$

Hi @Sky23,
Before I try to answer your question, I’d like to point out that this is not a support line, but rather a forum where many people volunteer their time helping community members. This is a minor distinction, but can be an important one to keep in mind.

As @Oddant1 said in response to your last post,

It looks as though you are trying to run a QIIME 2 command on a machine with only QIIME 1 installed. I suspect this is why it isn’t working.

QIIME (1) has not been supported for a couple of years now, and has been replaced by QIIME 2. Unless you have a specific need for QIIME 1, I strongly recommend you install QIIME 2. These VMs are used regularly by Windows users, and with the possible exception of UI differences, I believe the walkthrough is accurate. If you have specific questions about how the installation process doesn’t line up with your experience on a Windows machine, feel free to reply here.

Chris :cow2:

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Hi ChrisKeefe,
Thank you for your reply.
I am aware of the fact that qiime is a community driven forum and not a support line.
I would like to install qiime2, not qiime1.
I used this link (
to download the image of qiime2, however it seems that it contains older qiime1 image (QIIME 1.9.1).
Let me try again with qiime2 image and see if installation is fine.
Can I use this link ( for qiime2?

Thank you

@Sky23, look closely - the first link you shared is to the QIIME web site, not QIIME 2 - that is probably why you did not download an

The second URL you’re asking about

which I’m assuming you found in the installation walkthrough I shared above, provides the download links you need. If you haven’t reviewed that walkthrough, please do so before replying to this post. It gives comprehensive VirtualBox install instructions.

Good luck!

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Hi chris
I was able to install qiime2 successfully and it is working great.
Thank you for help.

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