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Offline OneWay

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[SOLVED] black screen on virtualbox after installation
« on: January 05, 2014, 12:56:19 am »
i installed 3.2 LXDE 32-bit and 64-bit and also i installed 3.2 Mate 64-bit then rebooted a virtual machine and i see the grub menu then i get a black screen. I changed settings in virtualbox and nothing helped. im really puzzled by this issue. am i missing something?
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Re: black screen on virtualbox after installation
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2014, 01:37:16 am »
I think it's a problem with the host system. Are you running VirtualBox on Linux or other system? What is it?
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Re: black screen on virtualbox after installation
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2014, 01:44:56 am »
host system is windows 7 64-bit
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Re: black screen on virtualbox after installation
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2014, 02:49:44 am »
There are two things.

1. I don't use MS system, sorry, but... Find VBox.log file in your home folder. Place it somewhere in the network and place a download link to it in next post so I'll download and have a look into the file.

2. You can try to find a solution on Debian, Windows and Virtualbox forums too:

https://www.google.pl/#q=black+screen+debian+on+virtualbox+windows+7+host  
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Re: black screen on virtualbox after installation
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2014, 04:00:31 am »
http://ge.tt/6e2cMJC1/v/0?c



I googled everywhere and couldnt find any solution thats why i joined this forum and posted my issue. when i run sudo commands, it says "unable to resolve host sparky linux 3.2 LXDE 32--bit
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Re: black screen on virtualbox after installation
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2014, 02:45:34 pm »
You can not use sudo command after installation. Sparky uses 'su' to get the root access.
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Re: black screen on virtualbox after installation
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2014, 10:16:05 pm »
i resolved it. what happened is that i used spaces for hostname. the problem is that i was never warned not to use any spaces
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Re: black screen on virtualbox after installation
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2014, 10:50:53 pm »
That's great. I didn't even think about that.
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Re: [SOLVED] black screen on virtualbox after installation
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2014, 01:24:06 am »
There was a similar bug that made using "-" just as bad.
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