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Fedora28 Won't Install on VirtualBox

asked 2018-05-09 14:23:18 -0600

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updated 2018-05-31 05:34:31 -0600

FranciscoD_ gravatar image

Hi folks,

I am having a problem getting Fedora28 to install on VirtualBox (upgraded to newest version). I downloaded the iso from getfedora as usual, and I can get to the boot screen... however after that it won't install and just presents me with a blinking cursor.

I have downloaded the iso using both Chrome and Firefox, and am setting up the VM with 2048mb ram, and 10gb virtual hard disk.

Any suggestions?

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answered 2018-05-10 08:43:48 -0600

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I'm speculating here, but I would venture to say that this could be the RNG bug in the 4.16.4+ kernels. The issue is documented here:

As per the wiki, typing randomly at the console during boot improves the boot time (mine was measured in minutes) as you are providing entropy for RNG to meet its requirements.

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