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I would like to install Ubuntu 12.04.1 in a virtual box on windows 7 host however I get a black screen after selecting to install Ubuntu i.e. right after choosing English language

I have tried the 32bit and 64bit version desktop version, have also read thru some guides e.g. http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/virtualbox

but I could not find any solution to fix this problem.

BTW I have Ubuntu installed using Virtual PC (not running at the same time), also I have mac OS (mountain lion) installed using Virtual Box so I do not think it is a problem with the virtual box or windows 7 host.

My VM configuration is with 1 core and 1 GB of ram using 20GB VDI; rest is default config.

My hardware is Core i7 3770k / Asus P8Z77-V Deluxe / GSkill 32GB which I believe should be more than sufficient to run another VM.

I have moved my user profile from SSD to HDD via junction however IMHO it should not matter.

Has anyone else come across this problem and found a solution?

Any help/thoughts on how to solve this would be very much appreciated.

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Hey been there before but not sure how your screen looks. Atleast bu sure to point to the right media source else you incur FATAL : no bootable medium found! System Halted –  Innocent of Uganda Sep 11 '12 at 20:35
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Please provide some more information like VirtualBox version, video card settings for the VM in VirtualBox. It might be that either your VirtualBox version installed is out of date for this recent Ubuntu release or that your settings are incompatible. And did you try to install Ubuntu using the 'alternate' installer which is text-only? –  gertvdijk Sep 11 '12 at 21:03
    
You might want to try the Alternate Install method. –  Mitch Sep 12 '12 at 6:51
    
@InnocentofUganda : I have the Ubuntu ISO as boot-able medium and it does boot as I am getting prompts for selecting language. –  arcube Sep 12 '12 at 14:16
    
@gertvdijk: Virtual box version is 4.1.22 r80657 which is the latest version available. Video card memory is 128MB. I shall try the alternate installer later tonight and will post results. thank you for your reply. –  arcube Sep 12 '12 at 14:17