On VMware Workstation 10.0.7-2844087 with a Windows 10 Home 1903 host and a VM with a fresh installation of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, the VM works fine until all available Ubuntu updates are installed. After that, it boots to a blank purple screen and no further.
Would this be a VMWare or Ubuntu issue?
I recently had this issue and it appears to be an issue with Ubuntu and video drivers. I found this article about modifying the grub menu which resolved the issue for me temporarily. Looking into permanent fix for issue.
VMware workstation v12.5.9
Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS
Issue occurred directly after an APT UPGRADE and reboot.