I dual boot Windows and Linux Mint on the same computer. I spend most of my time in Windows, only occasionally rebooting to Mint. I got tired of rebooting and set up a VirtualBox VM to launch my Mint OS from a raw disk. After logging in, I get the error message "Cinnamon has crashed. You are currently running in fallback mode. Do you want to restart Cinnamon yes/no" If I click yes, the error just comes back. If I say no, I am put into a Gnome2 (?) session. I tried installing the Guest Additions software, but that didnt help.
Any ideas on how to resolve this? Obviously, I would like it to work both in a VM and booting straight into Mint.