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I'm trying to boot GParted live 0.14.1-6 within Oracle Virtualbox 4.2.6 r82870 (Extension Pack installed).

The host OS is Windows 7, the physical graphic card is an AMD Radeon HD 6900. The physical CPU is an AMD Phenom II X6 1100T.

I created a VM in order to test the latest ArchLinux release in Virtualbox with the following settings:

  • 1024 MB RAM
  • 8 GB Disk (VDI)
  • EFI enabled
  • Video Memory: 128 MB
  • Monitor count: 1

I chose my GParted iso (gparted-live-0.14.1-6-amd64.iso) with the "Add virtual CD/DVD disk file" feature (attached to the virtual IDE controller).

Gparted live CD/iso boot correctly, I select the default option "GParted live default settings" in the GRUB menu (GRUB 1.99-23.1), set the keyboard layout and preferred language. When it comes to the video mode choice, I tried all the following options:

  1. Continue to start X to use GParted automatically
  2. Run 'Force video' to config X manually: I tried this option with 1024x768 & 800x600 resolution, either with default vesa driver and ATI (24 bit color depth).

All those choices lead to the same error, GParted gets stuck at this point:

Fatal server error:
no screens found

server terminated with error (1).
xinit: giving up
xinit: unable to connect to X server: Connection refused
xinit: server error
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I tried the different tips provided by the GParted Live documentation regarding booting without success. I disabled the "Enable EFI" setting for my VM in Virtualbox, than GParted boot normally and the graphical environment seems to works properly. –  g0lem Mar 14 '13 at 20:36

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