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Old 11-16-2016, 12:56 AM   #1
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Unhappy debian-live-8.6.0-i386-cinnamon on virtualbox ,after final rebooting i see only black screen and cursor.nothing can do


hello everybody...
i am new here.
i want to ask about debian installation,i try to install debian-live-8.6.0-i386-cinnamon-desktop .iso file on virtual box .after final rebooting it appear only black screen and a dash...i can't type anything else.please help me.how can i solve that ?point me.thanks all of u..sorry for my poor english skill.
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Old 11-16-2016, 07:48 AM   #2
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try shutting it down via the host, then restart it, and see what happens. it just might have gotten stuck is all.

check its settings in the host setup for that system. making sure it has the right amount of everything, ram mostly.

Me, I'd just reinstall it and make sure to follow the instructions to the tee. the virtual hdd is like a reg hdd, partition it out, format it, then install the OS like you would on a reg system.

it might have just burped during install, it is not a big deal, to me anyways, when something like this happens, just doing it again sometimes fixes it, practice makes perfect.

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Old 11-16-2016, 04:29 PM   #3
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moe htet welcome to LQ.

I am not sure I'd use the live image but use a normal image.

From what you say, it could be a bad install or maybe it was a bad debian file to begin with.

Be sure to check your VM settings before you reboot. Just power down after install and remove the iso file.
 
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Old 11-16-2016, 08:43 PM   #4
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Check the integrity of the .iso file before you install it in your vm.

http://www.howtogeek.com/246332/how-...tampered-with/
https://www.debian.org/CD/verify

Only download from a trusted Debian site-
http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/8.6.0/i386/iso-cd/
 
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Old 11-18-2016, 02:15 AM   #5
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Thanks all of u ....
these answers are very helpful for me.
i am testing all distro on vm to se which one is better.
which one would be the best ?
 
Old 11-18-2016, 09:29 AM   #6
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Thanks all of u ....
these answers are very helpful for me.
i am testing all distro on vm to se which one is better.
which one would be the best ?
which ever one you're comfortable with.
 
Old 11-18-2016, 02:16 PM   #7
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Hi & welcome moe htet. VBox is a great way to get started.
Spend some time looking at DistroWatch.com, for popular small distros.
Try several (VBox's 'New' guest button) and let us know specific details,
so that someone could reproduce the exact same steps you tried.
Best wishes... Enjoy! p.s. when I was new here (recently!), someone said:
Manjaro, which worked. But there's soooo many more! Even tinycore, dsl, ttylinux
Have you played with Linux at the [terminal] command-line ['CLI' vs. 'GUI']?

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Old 11-18-2016, 07:10 PM   #8
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Thanks all of u ....
these answers are very helpful for me.
i am testing all distro on vm to se which one is better.
which one would be the best ?
There isn't necessarily one distribution that's better/best than all the other's.
Debian based systems us APT where as RH and other RH based distro's use YUM or DNF.
OR> Where Slackware and Arch have their own package management and their own command-line utilities.

Like BW-userx said; it's what your 'comfortable' with and
what your using it for.

Everyday use and home use; Debian or Linux Mint should work well.

-::-If running a server for an Enterprise go with RHEL 7 or CentOS.-::--
 
  


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