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Windows 10 Host Black Screen any Linux Distro

Postby Muzikman » 14. Apr 2021, 18:10

Greetings,

I just bought a new Dell precision desktop 7750 with NVME. I had no problems on my other computer but on this one, each time I try to install "any" linux distribution, It will prompt me with the first login, then it just stays black after that. Could it be a problem with my NVME disk?

I have attached my log file.

Thanks in advance,
Matt
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Re: Windows 10 Host Black Screen any Linux Distro

Postby scottgus1 » 14. Apr 2021, 18:48

Muzikman wrote:Could it be a problem with my NVME disk?

No, it's the host OS, Windows 10. Hyper-V is enabled and needs to be disabled. See HMR3Init: Attempting fall back to NEM (Hyper-V is active).
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Re: Windows 10 Host Black Screen any Linux Distro

Postby Muzikman » 14. Apr 2021, 18:50

Actually, I tried it with and without hyper-v installed. The log file contains multiple starts with and without.
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Re: Windows 10 Host Black Screen any Linux Distro

Postby scottgus1 » 14. Apr 2021, 18:52

Per the linked tutorial (which you should read... :wink: ) a full host shut-down is necessary to clear Hyper-V. Thus you couldn't have multiple runs of the OS in the same log if you really turned off Hyper-V. The logs would be broken up into separate files.
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Re: Windows 10 Host Black Screen any Linux Distro

Postby Muzikman » 14. Apr 2021, 19:03

I just did a complete shutdown. Uninstalled and reinstalled VirtualBox. I have three log files vboxhardening.log, vbox.log.1 and vbox.log which I have attached. Do you need the other ones?

All of my virtualization is enabled in my BIOS except for something called "Trusted Execution."
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Re: Windows 10 Host Black Screen any Linux Distro

Postby scottgus1 » 14. Apr 2021, 19:11

The posted log is the hardening log, which has an exit code of 0, so no hardening troubles.

Did you read the tutorial? There is a lot more in it than "shut down the computer".

I repeat, Did you read the tutorial?
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Re: Windows 10 Host Black Screen any Linux Distro

Postby Muzikman » 14. Apr 2021, 19:12

Nevermind. I followed the instructions in the link you posted and it works. I guess it was running even though I uninstalled it.

Sorry for being hard headed. Thanks for your help
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Re: Windows 10 Host Black Screen any Linux Distro

Postby scottgus1 » 14. Apr 2021, 19:13

Great! Glad things worked, and you're up and running!
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Re: Windows 10 Host Black Screen any Linux Distro

Postby Muzikman » 14. Apr 2021, 20:37

Yes, it worked fine; after following your directions. :) This machine came with Win 10 Pro. My other had the Home edition. There isn't a hyper-v package in the Home edition, I don't think so anyway.

I wish windows would go away.
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Re: Windows 10 Host Black Screen any Linux Distro

Postby scottgus1 » 14. Apr 2021, 22:26

Muzikman wrote:There isn't a hyper-v package in the Home edition,

Most of Hyper-V is in Home. The tutorial covers that, too.
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Re: Windows 10 Host Black Screen any Linux Distro

Postby Muzikman » 15. Apr 2021, 11:44

Weird because I never had this problem or any other with VB.
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Re: Windows 10 Host Black Screen any Linux Distro

Postby mpack » 15. Apr 2021, 12:41

I can assure you that there is nothing magical happening here. If Hyper-v was enabled then it's because you or Windows selected a feature that implicitly enables Hyper-v, as is discussed in the FAQ.
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