Ubuntu 14.10 does not install in virtualbox

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(Content copied from "Ubuntu 14.10 ISO live boot ends up with a corrupted display" #13615 VirtualBox bug ticket, by piotrjurkiewicz)

Booting up live session of Ubuntu MATE 14.10 and Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 from ISO ends up with a corrupted screen. See the screenshot:
https://launchpadlibrarian.net/186864347/ubu.png

Switching back and forth to the tty7 (ctrl+alt+F1 and then alt+F7) fixes the display.

I think that this might be a problem with resolution setting:

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00:00:31.226379 Display::handleDisplayResize(): uScreenId = 0, pvVRAM=0000000000000000 w=1152 h=400 bpp=0 cbLine=0x0, flags=0x1
00:00:31.226399 UIFrameBuffer::RequestResize: Screen=0, Format=0, BitsPerPixel=0, BytesPerLine=0, Size=1152x400, Sending to async-handler..
00:00:31.226457 UIFrameBufferQImage::resizeEvent: Format=0, BitsPerPixel=0, BytesPerLine=0, Size=1152x400
00:00:31.226467 UIFrameBufferQImage::resizeEvent: Resizing to FALLBACK buffer due to format is...

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Canonical finally announced the availability of Ubuntu 14.10, the new release came with many updated packages and programs which is very good for people who are looking for the most updated packages, in this article, we’re going to talk about the most important 14 things to do after install Ubuntu 14.10.

Update: Ubuntu 15.10 Released – 27 Things to Do After Ubuntu 15.10 Installation

Things Do After Installing Ubuntu 14 10

First you may would like to view our tutorial about installing Ubuntu 14.10 on your machine, then follow the following article in order to configure your Ubuntu 14.10 installation.

Ubuntu 14.10 Desktop Installation Guide

Just to make sure that everything works great, run this command to update the packages lists in your system.

$ sudo apt-get update

1. Adjust the Keyboard Layout

To adjust the keyboard layout on your system, click on the keyboard applet that you see on the above panel, and choose “Text Entry...

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This article was originally posted on the forum.

On my test installations of Ubuntu 14.04 in VirtualBox, I had to figure out how to deal with a situation where the highest screen resolution I could get was 640 x 480. And it was not just with Ubuntu 14.04, but also with Kubuntu 14.04.

UPDATE: This also applies to Ubuntu 14.10.

This image shows the output of the xrandx command.

Here’s what it looks like from the Display module of System Settings. That’s not good. I found that there are two solutions to the problem.

1. Use Xdiagnose From the Dash, search for and launch Xdiagnose, then enable all the options under the Debug section. Click the Apply button, then close the window and restart the system. You’ll have to restart. Logging out, then in won’t do.

2. Additional Drivers Also from the Dash, search for and start Software Updates. Click on the Additional Drivers tab, then click on the Using x86 virtualization solution…....

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You need to switch between tty so the Guest GUI can refresh itself and detect the environment correctly. This is currently a minor bug.

I would suggest doing CTRL+ALT+F1 and then CTRL+ALT+F7 but if you are like me, this would be received by the Host and not the Guest.

The correct key combination to switch to tty1 while focusing on the Guest Window is:

RIGHT CTRL+F1

followed by

RIGHT CTRL+F7

Noticed that I am using the RIGHT CTRL which is the same one used by VirtualBox to escape focus of the VM.

Tested with:

VirtualBox 4.3.18 Host Ubuntu 14.10 64-bit Guest Ubuntu 14.10 64-bit

Another way of making it work is like Whaaaat mentions. In the VM Settings, under the System section, activate the Enable EFI checkbox.

But also make sure your chipset is also set to PIIX3 since ICH9 will not work. It will leave you in a black screen.

When EFI is enabled, the boot process might take a little bit longer...

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Booting up live session of Ubuntu MATE 14.10 and Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 from ISO ends up with a corrupted screen. See the screenshot:

Switching back and forth to the tty7 (ctrl+alt+F1 and then alt+F7) fixes the display.

I think that this might be a problem with resolution setting:

00:00:31.226379 Display::handleDisplayResize(): uScreenId = 0, pvVRAM=0000000000000000 w=1152 h=400 bpp=0 cbLine=0x0, flags=0x1 00:00:31.226399 UIFrameBuffer::RequestResize: Screen=0, Format=0, BitsPerPixel=0, BytesPerLine=0, Size=1152x400, Sending to async-handler.. 00:00:31.226457 UIFrameBufferQImage::resizeEvent: Format=0, BitsPerPixel=0, BytesPerLine=0, Size=1152x400 00:00:31.226467 UIFrameBufferQImage::resizeEvent: Resizing to FALLBACK buffer due to format is invalid..

After switching back and forth to the tty7 (what fixes the display) the log says:

00:00:31.226379 Display::handleDisplayResize(): uScreenId = 0, pvVRAM=0000000000000000 w=1152 h=400 bpp=0 cbLine=0x0,...
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Oracle VirtualBox is a cross-platform virtualization application. It installs on your existing Intel or AMD-based computers, whether they are running Windows, Mac, Linux or Solaris operating systems. VirtualBox can create and run a "guest" operating system (virtual machine) in a window of the host operating system. The virtual machine provides a self-contained environment in which to experiment with new software without risking damaging changes to the host operating system.

We will give an instruction with step-by-step screenshots to show how to install VirtualBox with an example of installing Ubuntu OS as a guest machine. We also explain how to share files between the host and guest operating systems.

Downloads

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Open VirtualBox and select New . A new window will come out. Choose your guest OS and architecture (32 vs. 64 bit, e.g select Ubuntu) Set your Base Memory (RAM) Click next until it show the vm storage size. Put how much space you need depending on your hardisk and finish the wizard by clicking the create button. On VirtualBox main window, select START and pick your MEDIA SOURCE. In your case, select iso on your desktop. Finish the installation as normal install. Remove your installation .iso from the virtual optical disk drive before restarting the VM. Install Guest Additions.

Follow this guide:

Open Virtualbox and click at New button.

Setup Wizard will appear and click at Next button.

Enter your Virtual Machine name, and choose your guest OS and architecture (32- vs. 64-bit) from the dropdown menu and click Next button.

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VirtualBox 5.1.6 for Linux

Note: The package architecture has to match the Linux kernel architecture, that is, if you are running a 64-bit kernel, install the appropriate AMD64 package (it does not matter if you have an Intel or an AMD CPU). Mixed installations (e.g. Debian/Lenny ships an AMD64 kernel with 32-bit packages) are not supported. To install VirtualBox anyway you need to setup a 64-bit chroot environment.

Please choose the appropriate package for your Linux distribution:

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Oracle Linux

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Select your virtual machine. Then click the “Start” button

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Ubuntu Virtual machine will start in a separate window.

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Machine will boot from selected ISO and you will see language option. Choose your preferred language and press Enter.

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In next window you will see "Install Options". You can choose to try ubuntu without installing, you can choose install ubuntu option, you can also check for disk and memory for defects and problems and you can also choose to boot from existing hard disk. Choose to INSTALL ubuntu option here.

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Once ubuntu has loaded, Choose your language and Click “Continue".

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On next screen, ubuntu will give you a checklist and you will be asked if you need to update during install. Choose your required option and click "Continue".

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Next option will ask you if you want to delete all data and install or you can also choose or create your own...

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This document provides information on using the VirtualBox system emulator in Ubuntu. VirtualBox can run a "guest" operating system in a window of the host operating system without giving it direct access to your computer's hardware. (Instead, Virtualbox passes hardware-related instructions through the "host" operating system's drivers.) VirtualBox can run all versions of Windows, Linux, and many other x86- and AMD/Intel-based 32- and 64-bit operating systems as either a host OS or as a guest OS. Although some versions of Linux (including Ubuntu) exist that are optimized to run as a guest OS in a virtual environment, any Linux operating system usually will function equally well.

Some typical reasons to use a Virtual Machine include

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