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    Ubuntu mini.iso won't boot in VirtualBox!

    So I have now tried to install the mini.iso for 11.04 and 11.10 with no luck in VirtualBox. When I boot for the first time, I either get a blank screen, or a white blinking cursor.

    On occasion, if I spam the keyboard I can get grub to load. From here I was able to get Ubuntu to boot successfully only twice by entering safe mode and then booting normally.

    Has anyone gotten this to work? Frustrating!

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    Re: Ubuntu mini.iso won't boot in VirtualBox!

    Works for me. Are you sure you are booting to the mini.iso in the settings?

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    Re: Ubuntu mini.iso won't boot in VirtualBox!

    UPDATE: So I did manage to get it to work with mini.iso Ubuntu 10.04. Why won't it work with the new versions of ubuntu minimal?

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    Re: Ubuntu mini.iso won't boot in VirtualBox!

    Same here Just tried to install 11.10 mini.iso. First 'basic ubuntu server' and later 'minimal Lubuntu installation' - none will boot after installation - I just see black screen!

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    Re: Ubuntu mini.iso won't boot in VirtualBox!

    Quote Originally Posted by blazk View Post
    Same here Just tried to install 11.10 mini.iso. First 'basic ubuntu server' and later 'minimal Lubuntu installation' - none will boot after installation - I just see black screen!
    Probably the black screen is there because Ubuntu helpfully switched you to virtual console #7, all ready for a graphical display manager. Since you installed a server setup, this is less than useful.

    To switch to console #1 within the virtualbox instance, use "Control-F1".

    http://wiki.debian.org/VirtualBox#Switching_consoles

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    Re: Ubuntu mini.iso won't boot in VirtualBox!

    Quote Originally Posted by gmargo View Post
    Since you installed a server setup, this is less than useful.
    The mini iso is not a server setup unless you specifically added server components after install.

    In a previous post in this thread, I mentioned that it worked for me. I meant that it booted up and installed, but after that, I can not get to a command line to begin installing X, desktop environment, etc.

    But after some research, I hear that vbox is having some serious issues lately, and this may be one of the problems they are having. I've never had a problem before using the mini iso in vbox until now.

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    Re: Ubuntu mini.iso won't boot in VirtualBox!

    Quote Originally Posted by gmargo View Post
    Probably the black screen is there because Ubuntu helpfully switched you to virtual console #7, all ready for a graphical display manager. Since you installed a server setup, this is less than useful.

    To switch to console #1 within the virtualbox instance, use "Control-F1".

    http://wiki.debian.org/VirtualBox#Switching_consoles
    Brilliant! it switched me to the text login screen - thanks

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    Re: Ubuntu mini.iso won't boot in VirtualBox!

    Quote Originally Posted by gmargo View Post
    Probably the black screen is there because Ubuntu helpfully switched you to virtual console #7, all ready for a graphical display manager. Since you installed a server setup, this is less than useful.

    To switch to console #1 within the virtualbox instance, use "Control-F1".

    http://wiki.debian.org/VirtualBox#Switching_consoles
    This absolutely helped me, except it's Alt-F1, not Ctrl-F1.

    Thanks!

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