Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

#17474 new defect

Black Screen of Death after update to 5.2.6 from 5.2.4

Reported by: Dominic M Owned by:
Component: guest additions Version: VirtualBox 5.2.6
Keywords: black screen Cc:
Guest type: Linux Host type: Windows


I am using Windows 10 to run Oracle Virtual Box 5.2.4. The notification of an update came and I updated it to the latest (5.2.6) and that was fine. I have a virtual machine running Ubuntu 16.04 and while running the old vm tools I updated the vm tools and it crashed. The virtual machine will not boot past the Oracle boot screen

Change History (4)

comment:1 by Socratis, 6 years ago

Please try the new GAs from the Downloads page, at the "Important" section at the beginning.

Most probably a duplicate of #17463.

comment:2 by CBSA, 6 years ago


I am sorry to inform you but this bug is not resolved with the GA 5.2.7.

My Ubuntu guests sometimes does not start properly and ends up in a black screen, even after updating the guest additions from version 5.6.6 to 5.2.7.

comment:3 by lpaseen, 6 years ago

Same issue for me on fedora27 host, my Win10 guest is now broken unless I uninstall the guest additions. Would install 5.2.4 if I knew where to find it.

comment:4 by Socratis, 6 years ago

Try VirtualBox 5.2.8 that just got released...

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