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Fedora 17 does not install in virtualbox on windows 7

asked 2012-09-10 22:38:28 -0600

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updated 2012-09-12 13:16:00 -0600

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I have been trying to install Fedora 17 (Fedora-17-x86_64-DVD.iso) in virtual box but it gets stuck right after selecting "Install or upgrade Fedora"

The boot options are

vmlinuz initrd=initrd.img root=live:CDLABEL=Fedora\x2017\x20x86_64

the boot process gets stuck after loading 
input: VirtualBox USB Tables as /devices/pci0000:00/0000.00:06.0/usb2/2-1/2-1:1.0/input/input4
generic-usb 0003:80EE:0021.0001: input,hidraw0: USB HID v1.10 Mouse [VirtualBox USB Tablet] on usb-0000:00:06.0-1/input0

I have tried other images like Fedora-17-i686-Live-Desktop.iso with same results.

My hardware is Asus P8Z77-V Deluxe, Core i7 3770K, GSkill 32GB, Gigabyte GTX670

I am really stumped at this point so any help would be really appreciated.

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answered 2012-09-11 02:46:09 -0600

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Try using the last VirtualBox at the moment:

4.1.22 (at the moment)

And also install the Extension Pack, that brings support to USB 2.0:

http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/4.1.22/OracleVMVirtualBoxExtensionPack-4.1.22-80657.vbox-extpack

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answered 2012-09-10 22:54:43 -0600

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Try to disable the USB devices in Virtual Box

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answered 2012-09-13 22:04:48 -0600

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Thank you, I was able to install Fedora after disabling USB devices in the virtual machine settings but now the the screen goes blank after message

Loading initial RAMDISK

need help!

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