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When booting elementary OS on a VirtualBox host with the (VirtualBox recommended) VMSVGA video controller selected, the following error occurs during boot:

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Other people have suggested that the fix for this is to change the virtual display adapter from VMSVGA to VboxVGA, but this then causes VirtualBox to complain that an unoptimal setting is in effect, and also disables the ability to have 3D video emulation.

What is the actual cause of this error message? Is there a fix for it that does not require disabling functionality?

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