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Old 10-19-2008, 01:14 PM   #1
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Ubuntu display problem under virtual box


I'm running VirtualBox in Windows XP, trying to demonstrate the value of linux to a hardened windows user. However, when I boot from the Ubuntu LiveCD ISO image, the bootsplash progress bar runs fine, but once booting is done, only garbled colors are shown. VirtualBox is displaying a message about needing to be in 32bit color mode, but I cant' figure out how to change the color mode of the virtual machine.

Does anybody know what might solve this problem? Thanks!
 
Old 10-19-2008, 01:44 PM   #2
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I'm running VirtualBox in Windows XP, trying to demonstrate the value of linux to a hardened windows user. However, when I boot from the Ubuntu LiveCD ISO image, the bootsplash progress bar runs fine, but once booting is done, only garbled colors are shown. VirtualBox is displaying a message about needing to be in 32bit color mode, but I cant' figure out how to change the color mode of the virtual machine.

Does anybody know what might solve this problem? Thanks!
Try installing onto a USB thumb drive or something. The LiveCD won't support all the drivers that the install version has. Typically the most common and generic drivers are available on the LiveCD, so I wonder what kind of hardware the system has.

Try running "sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg" from the command line and it may help.

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