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    Problems Installing in Oracle VM VirtualBox

    Hi,

    I'm new here and new to Linux in general. If this post is in the wrong place, I apologize. Anyway, I have been trying to install Linux distros in a virtual machine (Oracle VM VirtualBox) and I have been unsuccesful 100% of the time. Yeah, I know.. yikes, right? I have watched plenty of YouTube tutorials and I am doing everything exactly as they do, but still it does not work. I have the latest version of VirtualBox and the latest distro of Ubuntu. Any ideas as to what I am doing wrong? I'll provide an image of what I get after starting the virtual machine. That image of what appears to be a keyboard = human inside of a circle is all I ever get. Hitting any key inside of the vm does nothing.


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    Re: Problems Installing in Oracle VM VirtualBox

    That's the beginning screen of the installer without the text content displaying. I've occasionally seen that too. Click inside the vm window and press F1 key and that may move it along.

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    Re: Problems Installing in Oracle VM VirtualBox

    Thread moved to Virtualisation a more appropriate sub-forum.

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    Re: Problems Installing in Oracle VM VirtualBox

    When you first see that keyboard-in-rectangle & person-in-circle icon, you can press a key (quickly) and a menu will show. If you haven't already verified the download of the ISO, there is a menu item here to 'check disc for defects' (the disc it's talking about is your install media, or the ISO itself in virtualbox). If it's invalid (ie. download was imperfect) you'll be wasting your time going further, so it's cheap insurance in my opinion.

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    Re: Problems Installing in Oracle VM VirtualBox

    Do you run a 32-bit processor or 32-bits Windows? If not, remove the PAE/NX selection from the Processor Tab of the System definition.

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