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Increasing RAM for Linux Lite guest in Virtualbox leads to desktop login prompt

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Had Matter

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Using Linux Lite in a Virtualbox VM. Increased the RAM for the VM. After this booting the VM ends in a login prompt (to the desktop environment?) with user pre-filled as "linuxlite".

It looks as if something was reset when Linux Lite discovered the RAM increase - rolling the RAM increase back does not get rid of the login prompt. I assume this login was previously done behind the scenes with some stored password.

As it does not seem possible to skip this login, and the only visible desktop component is the wallpaper, the VM is stuck.

Is there a fix for this? Or is it a bug?

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Linux Lite 4.0 64 bit downloaded from Linux Lite site.
Running on VirtualBox 5.2.16 r123759 (Qt5.6.2) on Windows 10.
Installed in VM according to this guide.

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Can't say persay why.. But if you can't login, the Live enviroments at least in previous versions would occasionally display a login prompt especially on laptops; password was blank/empty. Hitting enter would bypass.
If not the username may need changed to linux with no password.


May atleast allow you access back in the system to further troubleshoot..
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Thanks! Yes, there is a stickied thread about that issue, but none of the suggestions there work. What then happens is the password and/or user gets rejected and the prompt pops back up.

Likely the fastest road in my case is to define a new VM with the amount of RAM I want, would be up and running in an hour. But if that is necessary, experimenting with RAM amounts is not just something that can be done on the fly.
 


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