Hi there. I think this is an issue with my host system and virtualbox, but I ask it here in case anyone has encountered something similar.
I recently bought a Dell Latitude E6430 laptop with 8 and did a minimal Ubuntu 18.04 install onto it (current version 18.04.4). I do everything out of virtual machines, so migrating my data from my old Thinkpad just involved importing a bunch of .ova files.
The VMs created from my old .ova files work fine, as do any clones made of them. However, when I attempt to create any new virtual machines, they are unable to boot. This is true when I use the “New” function to install a .iso file into a VM (Linux Lite) and when I try to import a .ova (Whonix).
It doesn’t throw up any error messages I can see, but I admit I’m not very good at debugging.
For the new linux lite install, I started with the Virtualbox settings I’ve always used for it, then tried fiddling around a bunch, but nothing works. My old Linux Lite VMs and their clones continue to work fine with those settings. For the Whonix .ova, I use it with out-of-the-box settings, and they can’t boot, while I’m doing the same with my old VMs and their clones and they can. I can get to the boot option screen and try booting into recovery mode, but it still crashes.
I’ve been poking around for solutions to this off and on for a few weeks before bugging you all about it. Any suggestions are appreciated.
Host system: Ubuntu 18.04.4 on Dell Latitude E6430 with 7.7gb ram Virtualbox: 5.2.34_Ubuntu (just installing through the basic repos, I’d rather keep things simple in my host and not add other repositories)