I'm running Gnome Boxes, trying out different distros (including elementary OS).

I can run the elementary OS liveUSB environment just fine, but when I try to install Elementary on my 25GB virtual disk, it always hangs (even the busy cursor stops animating).

(Currently running under Ubuntu-Budgie)

I'm willing to try it under qemu instead, if someone has some documentation on which settings to use.

Hangs on "Configuring hardware..."

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    Just wait a while. It may be doing something. By the way, if you press on the arrow it will show you some detailed information that would be useful to solve the issue.
    – Maccer
    Oct 19, 2019 at 21:15

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Seems to have installed ok, even though it froze up. :)

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    Nov 1, 2019 at 11:13

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