I'm unable to install Ubuntu 16.04 desktop (ubuntu-16.04.3-desktop-amd64.iso) on my virtual box.

When I try installing Ubuntu 16.04 desktop on my virtualbox I'm greeted with this annoying message

end kernal panic -not syncing: Attempted to kill init! exit code=0X00000007

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However I was able to install and run Ubuntu 16.04 Server (ubuntu-16.04.3-server-amd64.iso) successfully without issue.

I have tried many things which includes enabling virtualization in host machine BIOS.

My Host machine is an x64 based, see detail about host machine below:

OS Name Microsoft Windows 8.1 Enterprise
Version 6.3.9600 Build 9600
Other OS Description    Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name OMP-EMBAH
System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
System Model    Latitude E6420
System Type x64-based PC
System SKU  
Processor   Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30GHz, 2301 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date   Dell Inc. A24, 5/12/2017

Below is the screenshot of my VirtualBox

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  • Try to boot another computer with this media. Maybe some corrupted file within it. – Redbob Oct 15 '17 at 17:09
  • @Redbob mean I should download a fresh copy of Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop? Remember I'm trying to install on a virtualbox – Digitlimit Oct 15 '17 at 21:06
  • If the server installation works fine, you can easily upgrade it to your favorite desktop. For example, sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop or sudo apt-get install xfce4 – user680858 Oct 15 '17 at 22:00

For no obvious reason Ubuntu Desktop 16.04.3 refused to run on my VirtualBox However I was able to install Ubuntu Desktop 16.04.1 on my VirtualBox


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