Ubuntu – Why does Ubuntu 18.04 LTS hang at bootup when installed in VirtualBox

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I installed Ubuntu 18.04 LTS in VirtualBox using the default virtual machine settings. However, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS hangs at the bootup screen and never reaches the login screen. Why is this the case and how can it be fixed?

Best Answer

In Virtualbox, shut down the vm, then edit settings of the Ubuntu Virtual Machine, then go to Display. Move the "Video memory" slider all the way to the right. Then also tick Acceleration: Enable 3D Acceleration.

Start up you vm again. This is on Virtualbox V5.2.12