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Here is my problem:

Trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 to use it as VM on Windows 8 Intel i7(not sure if that makes any difference). I use the most recent version of Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager.

Downloaded a file from this website: Clicked on: PC (Intel x86) desktop image The file name is: ubuntu-13.04-desktop-i386

After install it gets to RESTART button and when I click nothing happens.

Just a black screen and all I see a few menu options at the top right Machine, View, Devices, and Help.

Tried installing many times and all of them do not get me anywhere, same issue everytime I reinstall.

Did someone have same issue installing Ubuntu 13.04?

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Instead of pressing Restart, type ctrl+alt+f1, type sudo umount /dev/sd*, press Enter, wait for the prompt to appear again, then shutdown the virtual machine (menu Machine >> button "Shutdown the machine"). It's safe to do an unclean shutdown, after you've unmounted the filesystems. – ignis Sep 14 '13 at 10:12
Can you post your VirtualBox log files? – chronospoon Oct 2 '13 at 19:55

I see the same issue with Ubuntu 10.04 on Windows 7. It seems like VirtualBox is not handling the way Ubuntu requests a reset (Windows VMs work fine). I've had to do a hard reset.

This ticket may be related (tracker for Linux VMs crashing on the first reboot after install).

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