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Fedora Live CD blank screen on VirtualBox 4.3.6

asked 2014-02-17 15:44:00 -0500

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updated 2014-02-17 16:38:18 -0500

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hi guys, i am new to the Linux systems I have been trying a few linux OS (Ubuntu and Centos) and now am interested in Fedora. I have spent some time learning Ubuntu and found setting up an Ubuntu Desktop Edition LAMP web server on static IP address relatively easy. I use it for testing websites online before moving them over to commercial web servers. I notice that Centos and Fedora seem to be used a lot on production web servers i decided to learn how to use them both. However, to be honest i found Centos Wiki documentation very poor, difficult to follow, repositories missing, all in all, just a pain for a newbie to understand (Ubuntu, however, is great in this area). Now I am here and would like to learn how to use fedora as i feel Centos is a complete waste of time until i understand more about linux in general.

I downloaded the Fedora default Live CD from main Fedora page...however when i set the contoller IDE [CD/DVD] Host Drive: to Fedora-Live-Desktop.iso (I use MagicISO Virtual CD/DVD manager), VM VirtualBox simply displays a blank screen (even though it says that Fedora is running).

What am I doing wrong? Ihavent encountered this error with either Ubuntu or Centos using same install method

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answered 2014-02-17 17:32:19 -0500

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You need to specifically choose 64 Bit when setting up the virtual system. Under "Name and Operating System" when you first start configuring a new machine, the bottom dropdown is where you make that selection.

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answered 2014-02-17 16:04:34 -0500

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hmmm thats strange...i swapped over to the 32 bit version and the boot to install works no problem. Is there an issue with the 64 bit version on VMVirtualbox 4.3.6?

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