I installed android-x86-8.1-r2.iso 64 bit version in VMWare Workstation 15.5.0 under Win10x64 1903.

It starts into the linux command line prompt, and I tried Alt+Fx, there is no GUI. I tried all four boot menu(normal/debug/debug nomodeset/debug VIDEO=LVDS...), all the same.


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To switch to GUI, please ensure that you have 3D acceleration turned on in VMWare Machine Settings.

If you still cannot see the GUI, try Alt+F7

  • Now the command line promt will continue to become a black screen with a non-flashing cursor, Alt+Fx has no response. What possiblly next?
    – jw_
    Commented Oct 23, 2019 at 7:04
  • Have you ensured that your virtual machine has been allotted adequate graphics memory? Commented Oct 23, 2019 at 7:06
  • 4GB RAM with 1GB GMEM for the VM, not working. Set the VDisplay to 1024*768 not working too. 4K60 monitor driven by NV1650 GPU.
    – jw_
    Commented Oct 23, 2019 at 7:13
  • Try running 'startx' in terminal. Commented Oct 23, 2019 at 7:34
  • It turns out that it not the GPU problem, it is still the menu.lst problem which I used before for Andorid-x86 4.2
    – jw_
    Commented Oct 23, 2019 at 7:40

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