Black Screen With Blinking Cursor
Every Linux lovers have some small amount of love towards Windows. Like that, every Windows lovers have small minimum amount of love towards Linux Distributions. So the windows users are want to experience the Linux. For that they choose to dual boot it with there existing OS, otherwise installing it in VMWare or Virtual Machines. Not only this users, some Linux geeks also installing Linux in VMWare or VirtualBox due to some specifications.
But here all the users are facing the most popular VMWare error. It makes them more disappointed and decrease the interest towards Linux. That error is “Black Screen With Blinking Cursor”.
So this post was prepared for show you how to resolve this error and avoid to reinstalling Linux.
Why this error occurs?
The black screen occurs due to corruption of VMWare Files. During running Guest OS (Linux) in VMWare , all the Linux files are opened and ready to moderate. If you shutdown your Guest OS during some process are running in background. It leads to file corruption. This is the reason for this error.
You need to configure the corrupted VMWare packages manually.
In VMWare, open the Guest OS (Linux)
In login screen choose ‘Advanced Options for Linux/GNU’.
Now it switch your screen to new menu. Here choose the second option named ‘Linux/GNU, with 6.6.5. (Recovery Mode)’.
After choosing the recovery mode, the following screen was opened.
Here enter “Root Password” for authentication and press Ctrl+D for Continue. Now the terminal was opened.
In terminal, run the following command for configuring corrupted VMWare Packages.
root@linux:$ dpkg --configure -a
After the complete configuration, manually restart VMWare.
Alright, now the Guest was started to boot without errors.
Hope this post brings your smile back 🙂
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