I am trying out lubuntu desktop 16.10 on Virtualbox and following the "Try Lubuntu without installing" option and the VM boots but when it loads, the display is garbled and not usable: enter image description here

Maximizing, changing display size does not help. I'm using the default display settings. I tried increasing ram but still no effect.

Any suggestions?

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In my case, I was able to get this to work by Enabling EFI as per https://askubuntu.com/a/542835/242975.

The Right_Ctrl+F1, Right_Ctrl+F7 did not do anything.

  • This also fixed issues booting BackBox Linux under Virtualbox Feb 6, 2019 at 21:04

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