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Old 07-13-2010, 09:37 PM   #1
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Blank Screen when installing Freespire 2.0.0 in Virtualbox 3.2.6

I've been having trouble with this for days. I have Ubuntu installed on Virtualbox no problem. I downloaded Freespire 2.0.8 and mounted it on the virtual machine and it will bring up the Freespire instalation menu (Install, Run, Start in Safe Graphics, Boot from first hard disc). No matter which of the first 3 options I select, all I get after that is a blank screen, even after waiting an hour. I have an AMD Athlon X4 955 with 8GB of memory and an NVidia BFG Geforce 250 installed.

In desperation I thoguht my freespire ISO was corrupted, so I downloaded it again, same issue. I select different Virtualbox Linux selections (when creating/editing the virtual environment) I've tried "LInux 2.6" (I saw that someone else used this mode successfully) , "Other LInux" and "Debian" and it doesn't change anything. I've also deleted and recreated the virtual hard disc a couple of times.

Enable IO Apic is disabled
Enable EFI is disabled
Hardware dock in UTC time is enabled
Enable absolute pointing device is enabled

1GB of memory assigned to the virtual machine
20MB of video memory assigned (not enough?)
enable 2d and 3d acceleration are disabled

IDE Controller type is set to PIIX4
Use host I/O cache is enabled

Any suggestions are appreciated. I can't figure out what I am doing wrong here!


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