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HELP - Virtual Machine launches to a screen with UEFI Interactive Shell v2.1

PostPosted: 11. Dec 2018, 05:46
by RayL
I've downloaded VirtualBox Version 5.2.22 r126460 (Qt5.6.3) to my Macbook Pro running macOS Mojave Version 10.14.2 (18C54) with 340 GB available.

When I launch VirtualBox from Finder, the Oracle VM VirtualBox Manager opens with the Firtual Machine I created on the left side of this window with the "New", "Settings", "Disgard" and "Start" buttons above with the Virtual Machine "Powered Off".

When I click on "Start", the Virtual Machine launches ("[Running]" at the top of this window). However, the screen is black with the following text:

UEFI Interactive Shell v2.1
EDK II
UEFI v2.40 (EDK II, 0x00010000)
Mapping table
BLK0: Alias(s):
PciRoot (0x0)/Pci (0x1f,0x2)/Sata (0x0,0x0,0x0)
Press ESC in 1 seconds to skip startu.nsh or any other key to continue.
Shell>

Please see the attached image.

I've searched online for solutions to this but haven't found anything helpful. I'm optimistic about having better luck here.

Re: HELP - Virtual Machine launches to a screen with UEFI Interactive Shell v2.1

PostPosted: 11. Dec 2018, 10:56
by andyp73
It looks like you have defined a guest to use the UEFI BIOS but haven't actually installed a guest OS. How is the guest configured within VirtualBox Manager and what OS do you think you have installed?

-Andy.

Re: HELP - Virtual Machine launches to a screen with UEFI Interactive Shell v2.1

PostPosted: 23. Jan 2019, 18:49
by AwwwDRAT
I get this also when trying to install windows XP. What info can I give you for some help? Im running Windows 10 with vbox 6 installed.

Re: HELP - Virtual Machine launches to a screen with UEFI Interactive Shell v2.1

PostPosted: 23. Jan 2019, 19:12
by andyp73
AwwwDRAT wrote:I get this also when trying to install windows XP.

If you had used the default template for creating a Windows XP guest then it would use the standard BIOS not EFI. Have you created this guest yourself or have you imported something from somewhere?

-Andy.

Re: HELP - Virtual Machine launches to a screen with UEFI Interactive Shell v2.1

PostPosted: 23. Jan 2019, 19:23
by mpack
What is the point of using an EFI BIOS with XP? The XP installer only understands MBR partitions.