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    [SOLVED] Installing Lynx on VirtualBox OSE Hangs on Boot

    Hi All, I am planning on playing with the lynx on VirtualBox for a while just to do some test and maybe update my installation notes before moving everything but just can't get it to work.

    Environment details:
    OS: 9.10
    Kernel: 2.6.31-21-generic
    Machine: Compaq Presario B1200, 3 GB RAM, 14 GB available disk space
    VirtualBox: VirtualBox OSE 3.0.8_OSE r53138

    Problem:
    After starting up the virtual machine and reaching the purple screen (where a keyboard and accessibility icons are displayed at the bottom part), everything just goes black with an un-blinking cursor on the top-right.

    I already tried recreating the virtual machine, removing and creating a number of times, and I've also tried reinstalling VirtualBox but the problem still persists.

    Anyone encountered this before? Any help is greatly appreciated.
    Last edited by angheloko; May 1st, 2010 at 06:08 AM. Reason: False alarm. My impatient self was just hungry.

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    Re: Installing Lynx on VirtualBox OSE Hangs on Boot

    Brainfarts! It's alive.

    I guess it's just me and my impatience. My li'l ol' slow friend here decided to take his time doing his processing. Anyway, after 5 mins or so, or just after preparing myself some nuggets, lo and behold, the purple fiend awaits my login.

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    Re: Installing Lynx on VirtualBox OSE Hangs on Boot

    I'm seeing similar behavior. Disabling ACPI seems to speed things up. (Per http://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=27416). I'm installing now.

    I am running the same version of Virtual Box OSE, but on Kubuntu 9.10.

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    Re: Installing Lynx on VirtualBox OSE Hangs on Boot

    Hi Casey,

    Actually I am experiencing excruciating slowness and unresponsiveness but after disabling ACPI like you said, everything speeded up like normal.

    I've reinstalled and is testing now.

    Thanks for the info!

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    Re: Installing Lynx on VirtualBox OSE Hangs on Boot

    Quote Originally Posted by caseyboardman View Post
    I'm seeing similar behavior. Disabling ACPI seems to speed things up. (Per http://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=27416). I'm installing now.

    I am running the same version of Virtual Box OSE, but on Kubuntu 9.10.
    Thanks for the fix!

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