I'm trying to boot/install Kali Linux in Virtualbox under Elementary OS (based on Ubuntu 12) as host on a 64 bits computer. I build a "classical" virtual machine for Kali:
- name : Kali
- OS : Linux
- Version : Linux 2.6
- RAM : 2048 Mio
- Disk : create new disk
- Disk type : VDI
- Disk size : fixed, 20 Gio
Then I make a few adjustments in the configuration menu :
- In system I remove floppy disk from boot order, and tick IO-APIC
- In processor I tick PAE/NX
- In storage -> IDE drive I choose a live-CD image of Kali (AMD64 or I386 i've tried both) and tick live CD/DVD
Then I start the machine. I get a warning (telling me that the window is optimized for 32 bits colors whereas the virtual screen is set to 24 bits) which I ignore and the main menu of the live CD appears telling me to choose an option. I choose "Live (686-pae)".
The screen shows :
Loading /live/vmlinuz...ok Loading /live/initrd.img...ok
And then nothing. I just get a black screen with an underscore. Other boot options give similar results.
I've tried quite a few things to solve the problem, such as remove virtualbox, reinstall, remove again, build from sources, install countless dependencies that might be useful, check linux headers, verify SHA1 checksums of the images, change virtual RAM and disk size, change disk type from dynamically allocated to fixed and I'm still stuck.
I've been using Backtrack for several years and have never encountered any virtualization or live-USB problems. Kali however seems quite tricky to boot.