Black Screen When Booting Tails OS in VirtualBox

Black Screen When Booting Tails OS in VirtualBox

2021, May 19    

Problem

I recently was testing out the Tails operating system. I ran into the problem of having just a black screen when trying to boot Tails.

Solution

Virtualbox settings to try and change.

  1. Add more video memory to the vm. Typically the default is around 16MB, try 64MB instead. add more video memory to guest vm in virtualbox

  2. Try changing Graphics Controller add more video memory to guest vm in virtualbox