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Old 01-02-2017, 12:21 PM   #1
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Question Subgraph (debian distro) live mode & installation hang on VM on boot


I've been trying to install subgraph on a VM without any joy so far. The host is win10x64, I've tried to run live mode and install this distro on a HyperV and on a Virtualbox machine but the screen always hangs at:

OK: Started Gnome display manager

I can still switch to other virtual terminals but since I haven't set up a user at this stage (Only filled out a password during setup) I don't know how to log in. I'd really like to try out subgraph but support and documentation are very skimpy. Does anyone here know how to get this working from here?

Old 01-03-2017, 02:49 AM   #2
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Turns out the username is: user - so it's possible to log in through another virtual terminal (CTRL+ALT+F2). Then, you can set root user and run the updater etc. To start gnome, you need to type startx - this opens the desktop. Unfortunately I also couldn't get the browser to load so I'm gonna give up on this distro for now.
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Thanks for the update! I use VBox (XPnetbook! host) to try lots of [small] distroS
I'm guessing you mean web-browser like firefox. Maybe try `strace` it
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