I am new to Linux, and recently installed Debian 8 to a guest virtual machine running under Virtual Box on a Windows 8 laptop (Asus x552cl).
When I try boot up the Debian system, the virtual machine completely freezes while loading the ramdisk -- I can't even call the console. I thought it was because of my Nvidia video card. I disabled it with Window's device manager, tried to reboot Linux, but it didn't help.
Also, when I was installing Debian it took nearly 30 hours to finish.
Before this I had tried to get Ubuntu as second (virtual machine) OS, but just like with Debian, I ran in the same black screen of death. What may might be wrong, and how should I fix it?