I have seen this issue reported in earlier threads, tried everything that was recommended but could not find the resolution. Hence posting this.
I am using Oracle VirtualBox 4.3.12, Windows 7, Sandbox 2.1. After a multitude of attempts, I was able to run the virtual image. I also got to the registration form, and when I try to “dive in”: http://127.0.0.1:8000, its just not working. The ping to 127.0.0.1 works but not when I type it in the browser. I have tried it in Firefox 29.0.1, IE 8 and Chrome 35. I have updated network settings as host-only adaptor.
Can someone please suggest what I should do? Responses are much appreciated.