Fix for Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) installation error in Virtualbox

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Problem
I'm currently running Windows 7 x64 with the latest version of VirtualBox.When i try to boot the ubuntu 14.10 gnome 64-bit version .iso file it will get through the inital Ubuntu 14.10 loading screen and i am seeing the following screen followed by blank screen

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Solution

You need to press Ctrl+Alt+F1 key combination and you should see similar to the following screen

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Now press Ctrl+Alt+F7 this should get you the installation screen

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8 Responses

  1. Rick says:

    On Kubuntu 14.04,with Vbox Ctrl+F1/F7 did the trick. Using alt invoked the command on the host machine, at least in my case.

  2. Stefan says:

    Thanks for sharing this tip.

  3. Chris says:

    Thanks for this!

  4. Jon says:

    Thank you for this solution!

  5. Chris Hubbard says:

    What if your host is Linux? Ctrl/Alt F1/F7 is processed by the host not the VM.

  6. Chris Hubbard says:

    If your host is Linux, you can use the host-F1/F7 (host key defaults to Right Ctrl).

  7. Denis Connolly says:

    Thanks for the tip. Worked as Chris posted for my linux install.

  8. Yann says:

    thanks life saver 🙂

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