I am running PClinuxOS 2009.2. I am very keen indeed to try LMDE and I have been trying to install it in Virtualbox 3.1.2.
I have downloaded an ISO which I know is good (it boots and installs happily on another 'real' machine) but I cannot get it to boot and install virtually, which is what I need most.
When I try to boot from the ISO, after the 'Loading: please wait' message I get a series of message lines like these:
[68:720974] - BUG: soft lockup - CPU#0 stuck for 61s! [modprobe:60]
The screen goes on issuing me with these message for several minutes - then I give up and switch off. I end up stuck with the same error whichever of the top two GRUB menu options I choose (normal boot or compatibility mode).
Any suggestions welcome!