IMHO 8GB is way too much for DSL and my advise is to set up you virtual HDs as of variable size, so you won't waste space. Don't worry, they will expand as needed till they reach the fixed limit.
For the screen going black I don't know, neither what is vboxflt.
To install/launch a new distribution, if it is in an ISO image on your HD:
1) In the File menu select "virtual support managers" -- or something like that, translated from French
2) Go to the "Optical disc images" and add one -- add DSL-4.4.10 iso, for instance
3) Highlight the DSL VM in the menu, then hit Preferences, click Optical disk, check "Insert an optical disk", select the ISO image you just added.
4) Hit Launch.
Same apply for using real CD/DVD instead of ISO image on your HD, but steps 1) and 2) which are not necessary. In step 3) choose your real CD/DVD reader.
And read the Help, it's helpful