I have windows 11, and I downloaded virtualbox and installed Ubuntu 22 04. I followd this tutorial step by step.

Ubuntu finished installation without any issues, but when I try to run it, it seems to get stuck. I am including a snapshot below:

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I have tried restarting my computer, but nothing seems to work. Can anyone help with the solution? Thanks in advance.

PS I have looked at posts such as Unable to install Ubuntu 22.04 LTS on virtualbox But does not seem to solve my problem

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    Virtualbox on Windows has "issues" with freezing Linux guests. Checkout the virtual box log for details and post them directly here: virtualbox.org/wiki/Bugtracker Jun 21, 2022 at 14:03
  • mine is fixed after 6.1.36 r152435 (Qt5.6.2) upgrade Jul 23, 2022 at 16:01

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NOTE: Windows OS must have Hyper-V services turned off, as well as Windows Linux System. Screen will show the V-chip icon in grey if issues there.

Also, I had downgraded to 6.1.34 same prob, but didn't realize the Extension pack was NOT down-graded. I downgraded first to try with a fresh VM install using 20.04 64 bit, same thing Freeze/hangs, then as I downgraded I got Applicatino memory access errors.

Lastly, I downgraded BOTH virtualbox and extension pack to 6.1.30, still using 20.04 and problems seemed to go away, TBD, works but will test out more.. since I wasted a day of time !?!?

Why can't virtualbox have BETTER ERROR and config checking to tell you :

  1. Your extension pack doesn't match the version of VB A?? .. and/or:
  2. Tell you that Hyper-V services or Windows System for Linux is running ???
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    Don't understand your answer: do you have a clear solution? Sep 5, 2022 at 19:55
  • Yeah, not an answer.
    – mlhDev
    Oct 7, 2023 at 19:12

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