Unable to install Ubuntu 12.04.1 on Virtualbox on Windows 7 Host

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Published on 2012-09-11T20:22:19Z Indexed on 2012/09/11 21:49 UTC
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I would like to install Ubuntu 12.04.1 in a virtual box on windows 7 host however I get a black screen after selecting to install Ubuntu i.e. right after choosing English language

I have tried the 32bit and 64bit version desktop version, have also read thru some guides e.g. http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/virtualbox

but I could not find any solution to fix this problem.

BTW I have Ubuntu installed using Virtual PC (not running at the same time), also I have mac OS (mountain lion) installed using Virtual Box so I do not think it is a problem with the virtual box or windows 7 host.

My VM configuration is with 1 core and 1 GB of ram using 20GB VDI; rest is default config.

My hardware is Core i7 3770k / Asus P8Z77-V Deluxe / GSkill 32GB which I believe should be more than sufficient to run another VM.

I have moved my user profile from SSD to HDD via junction however IMHO it should not matter.

Has anyone else come across this problem and found a solution?

Any help/thoughts on how to solve this would be very much appreciated.

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