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I've tried everything, I've uninstalled and reinstalled, I've tried adding guest additions, nothing is working.

EDIT: I should also add I've been using this guide to getting VB set up: http://alexmk.hubpages.com/hub/How-To-Install-Ubuntu-Steam-TF2-under-VirtualBox-on-Windows-to-get-Linux-Tux-Promo

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Please also update your 12.10 guest OS (sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade before installing the guest additions. –  Takkat Feb 18 '13 at 8:11
    
Let me state that I"m a noob at anything when it comes to Linux. I'm unable to open the terminal with Ctrl + Alt + T, maybe its another error entirely? –  user133125 Feb 18 '13 at 8:55
    
In Virtualbox you can open a terminal shell TTY1 with HOST+F1. Alternatively boot a root shell for upgrading. –  Takkat Feb 18 '13 at 9:03
    
I performed a root shell booting, attempted to add the guest additions, still didn't work, its giving me an error, VERR_PDM_MEDIA_LOCKED –  user133125 Feb 18 '13 at 19:49

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it seems a problem related to Nautilus, Restart nautilus to fix it. easiest way to do this is to open file explorer

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I have two systems, both running Windows 7 64-bit as the host operating system. I did an install of VirtualBox (4.2.10) and Ubuntu 12.10 on both. It worked fine on my Dell desktop, but I got the icon-less screen on my Lenovo laptop. There were other problems on the laptop, such as Compiz crashing, and taking minutes to open a terminal session. After several re-installs and trying various things, I tried installing Ubuntu 12.04 instead. Worked first time with no special tweaks.

Based on this post (https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=51727&start=45) you might have better luck with a different display adapter.

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