Installing VirtualBox Guest Additions Makes Linux Guest Load With a Blank or Black Screen

Case: VirtualBox 6.1.16, host Solus Linux 4.1, guest Peppermint 10. After installing guest additions by inserting the iso into the guest and rebooting, the guest OS shows only a blank, black screen with cursor on top.

Solution

Change the VM video adapter to VBOXVGA.

note: This one worked, haven’t tried the other.

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