Stuck on "Remove installation medium" (Virtualbox/ubuntu)

Hello all,

I have just installed Virtualbox to my Lenovo laptop and I am stuck on a loading screen (after installing the ubuntu file as well) that reads “Please remove the installation medium, then press ENTER.” I am unsure what “installation medium” is referring to and have no idea on how to remove it. I’ve tried looking this up and there are vague answers with technical wording (something about DVD drives maybe?). I’m sorry if this is a simple question but I really have no tech experience whatsoever so any help would really be appreciated.

Hello @thomp-3191 Did you ever resolve this issue? I’m having the same problem :frowning_face:

@BonitaRubia @thomp-3191,

I had the same issue. I just went to Xubuntu VM > Machine > Reset. It restarted the VM and seems to have worked.


Thanks! That worked for me too. Just for those of us who didn’t get it at first, go to the VirtualBox (the screen where you are getting the error code), click on the Machine heading at the top of the page, and click Reset on the dropdown menu.