Once you do manage to login everything works as normal; and you can configure the correct keyboard using:
- sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-setup
How you login to begin with.
- Click on your user name
- Click on the accessibility symbol; it brings up a dialog from which you can choose a visual keyboard
- The keyboard flashes on the screen ... and disappears!
Here is the trick; it will work the next time you reboot! Restart your VM; this time when you turn on the visual keyboard it will stay up - and you can login; from there a visit to the shell will allow you to "console-setup" and life will go on.
So far Unbuntu 10.04 is very purple and the windows work well along side the mac.