I’ve run Antergos in the past on my hardware. Currently, I’m running Fedora 23 and was trying to run the latest Antergos under VirtualBox. I’m able to boot the live media and install it in a virtual drive, however, when I go to boot the installed system I arrive at a blank screen with a blink cursor. No amount of time has produced a graphical interface. Booting with systemd.unit=multi-user.target I’m able to get a login prompt and issue commands so the system does work at the command line level. I got this result on two different Fedora 23 systems and I’m unsure if it’s my setup or a bug in Antergos. I’ve looked around Google and the forums, but didn’t find anything that seemed to pertain to my problem. Any help is much appreciated.
Antergos Running in VirtualBox Blank Screen
I have this issue as well this morning. I guess it’s an issue with the latest kernel. Will try and get mine working and post back.
This appears to be a VirtualBox issue that should be fixed in the next release. In the meantime adding the kernel parameter
iomem=relaxedat boot up should fix the issue.
Press ‘E’ to edit the kernel parameters when the boot up screen appears and insert
iomem=relaxedat the end of the linux line (you may need to scroll down) after it says ‘quiet’. The system should boot normally.
To make the change permanent - at least until VirtualBox is updated - edit the file
/etc/default/gruband add the
iomem=relaxedto the line
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULTwithin the quotes. Then run
sudo grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg
Once VirtualBox gets to the next version this problem should be fixed and you’ll be able to remove that option.
@gavmassingham No it was not running before this. I did a brand new install and arrived at this. In the past I’ve done the downgrade, but since I don’t have a previous version to downgrade to, I’ll just wait for a fix to roll out. Thanks.
I’ve changed my answer - the work around I’ve posted now doesn’t need a kernel downgrade and should work for you.
Glad it was helpful.
Latest version of VirtualBox 5.0.18 has been released and the Antergos packages updated and this issue no longer occurs for me - the
iomem=relaxedkernel parameter is no longer needed.
pacman -Qi virtualbox
Name : virtualbox
Version : 5.0.18-1
Still have to use iomem=relaxed to boot Live CD, then again on the first boot.
Install linux-headers, because without dkms will not work:
sudo pacman -S linux-headers
dkms will start to build virtualbox modules, then reboot without iomem=relaxed
I made this video, but it is in German:
Yep, if you haven’t already got Linux headers installed you need them.