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Can't get past Ubuntu startup screen on Treehouse VM for Rails.
I'm working on "Installing a Ruby Development Environment" for windows. I'm to the place where I type "vagrant ssh", but notice a Ubuntu startup screen (four or fives choices you can select) in the Virtual Box GUI. Normally I would choose Ubuntu and hit enter. Not sure how to get past this in the virtual machine GUI or the command line.
Thanks for any help.
Michael Hulet47,893 Points
The Treehouse VM doesn't have a GUI, and you don't ever directly launch VirtualBox yourself. You interact with it entirely from the command line. In order to start it up, you navigate to the directory of its Vagrantfile in your Command Prompt, then enter the following command:
It will then start up the VM for you, but no GUI will appear to interact with it. Once it says it's done starting up, and you can enter another command, enter this:
That will automatically log you into the Treehouse VM, and any further commands you send will be sent to the Treehouse VM, and not your computer. When you're done working with the VM, this will shut it down: