I'm having nearly the same problem as stated in this question. Same symptom at the same stage in the process. I, however, believe I am loading a 32bit .iso:

Fedora-Workstation-Live-i386-28-1.1 (same response with corresponding Fedora 29 image)

Host Machine: CPU: Core™ i7-8550U OS: Windows 10 Home

Virtual Config 2GB Memory 40GB Storage

  • Please provide more information about the host OS and the machine’s hardware – Ramhound Nov 14 '18 at 23:50
  • Try enabling/disabling 3D/2D acceleration. One setting should theoretically boot correctly a Fedora live session. But a corrupt ISO is also possible. – GabrielaGarcia Nov 15 '18 at 0:02
  • Hard Drive is 1TB Solid State, 32 GB ram, Windows is 64 bit. What else may be of use here? – 2NinerRomeo Nov 15 '18 at 16:14
  • I am able to enable 3D acceleration with no change in behavior. 2D Acceleration "Invalid settings detected". No change in behavior with 3D, still a black screen with the exception of a blinking cursor in the top left "_" – 2NinerRomeo Nov 15 '18 at 19:11

In this case, the BIOS of the host machine needed to be configured to support Virtualization. VT-x/AMD-V. Once enabled, things got rolling.

Tutorial from HowToGeek

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