Cannot change screen size from 640x480 after 14.04 installation on VirtualBox OSX [duplicate]

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using Ubuntu 8.04 as host and VirtualBox 4.2.24 - I can't install VirtualBox 4.3 on my host, because there is no more support for Ubuntu 8.04 in the latest release of VirtualBox.

I created virtual machine and installed Ubuntu 14.04 as guest. During installation screen resolution was decent (not full screen but decent - I could normally install Ubuntu). After installing Ubuntu guest and restart screen resolution went to 640x480 and "xrandr" command displayed 640x480 as the only resolution.

I installed VirtualBox guest, restarted guest and no help. Searching the web and found out the following article: ... esolution/
which states there is a bug in VirtualBox and it is fixed by 4.3.10 - yes sure I don't use 4.3.x series, because I can't.

I downloaded the VirtualBox guests addittions 4.3.10 from ... 4.3.10.iso and installed inside VirtualBox 4.2.24! guest Ubuntu...

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I am installing FreeBSD 10.0 on VirtualBox, and I can't figure out how to change the size of my screan, in the virtualbox?

The freebsd in the virtualbox treats my screen like it's 1/4th the size of my actual screen?

I want it to fill my screen without the text and images expanding.


use vidcontrol MODE_xxx

For example to have a screen 1024x768x24, in the console :

# vidcontrol MODE_280

To know which mode you can be interested in, in the console :

# vidcontrol -i mode

The left column gives you the number you have to put after MODE_

use Scaled Mode in VirtualBox (View -> Scaled Mode), this will fill the entire screen (regardless of what mode you set using vidcontrol in your FreeBSD...

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Before I answer your question, I have some assumptions: Say you have a directory like this

$ ls -1 myMusics music1 music1.flac music1.mp3 music2.mp3 music2b.mp3 music3.flac music4.flac music4.wav music5b.flac music6 music6.mp3 music6.wav

In the directory above, only music1.flac and music4.flac duplicates will be removed, because music2.mp3, music2b.mp3, music3.flac and music5b.flac have no duplicates to be removed, and although music6 has duplicates, non of them have .flac extension. I've also assumed that there is no file such as music1.backup.flac in your directory. If such files exist, they will be treated as music1.flac duplicates ( if any ).

Based on the assumptions, you can do so:

$ shopt -s extglob $ for i in `ls | egrep .flac$ | sed 's/\.flac$//'`; do rm "$i".!(flac);done 2>/dev/null $ shopt -u extglob

Now let's see what the above commands do:

Second one lists all the files that have .flac extension at the end (ls | egrep .flac$), then removes the...
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EDIT: 28/03/14 – Virtualbox 4.3.10 is now out – it is recommended to download this now together with 4.3.10 virtualbox guest additions and the issue below is resolved

However – it is also likely that if you just download the 4.3.7 or later guest additions and install in your v4.2 or 4.3 series this should work – but remember this is an unsupported configuration.

EDIT: 8/09/14 – as one commenter mentioned some people have been also had luck with the following package install:

sudo apt-get install virtualbox-guest-dkms

Restart the VM afterwards.

The latest updates of Ubuntu 14.04 is broken in virtualbox 4.3.6 – the screen no longer resizes and is fixed at a very low resolution. It also appears all previous versions of virtualbox that is available in the repositories are also affected.

Attempts to reinstall the virtualbox guest additions does not fix the issue. Instead in the terminal you see this error:

Building the VirtualBox Guest...
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Install the VBox guest additions and you should be able to run fullscreen and also have shared clipboard and folders from guest to/from host.

Note this link will take you to a very recent update of VBox to version 5 which I don't yet have; it must have updated at some point today.

I have just this minute updated to the new VBox 5 direct from Oracle, but found that it gave a very dark screen as though running at about 20% brightness, which was not possible to change.

Your situation my be different, of course, but if the version 5 is unsuccessful for you, I suggest you stick with the older version available from the repos, or get it from along with the appropriate version of the guest...

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Would it not be great to be able to run OSX on a virtual machine? Now you can*! All you need is a disk image of the retail DVD of “Apple Mac OSX Snow Leopard 10.6” and you can install it inside VirtualBox. Alternatively if you have a Mac (or know somebody who does) you can create a bootable image of (the free) “Apple Mac OSX Yosemite 10.10” and install that version. Instructions below.

Apple Mac OSX Snow Leopard 10.6

You need:

VirtualBox 4 ISO of retail DVD for “Apple Mac OSX Snow Leopard 10.6” (buy here) Follow instructions carefully

Open VirtualBox and create a virtual machine named “osx”. Then close the entire VirtualBox application and go to the command line. Run:

Open VirtualBox again and start the virtual machine. Mount “Apple Mac OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard Retail.iso” and install. After installation (30 minutes) the system will reboot and it is ready for use.

Apple Mac OSX Yosemite 10.10

You need:

VirtualBox 4 Bootable...
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UPDATE: For Mac OS X Sierra please follow this post How to install Mac OS X Sierra 10.12 on VirtualBox?

Years ago I wrote a post for installing Mac OS X on VirtualBox. At that time, the version of Mac OS X was 10.7.3 Lion. The installation may not work with current version of VirtualBox anymore. Therefore, I would like to make another post for updating this hack. This time, we’ll use VirtualBox 4.3.26 for hosting Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10 in Windows 8.

1. Download pre-installed VirtualBox image from following link

Mirror 1


Mirror 2


Mirror 3


For mirror 3, use HjSplit to join the files back. It’s about 7GB. HjSplit is also in Google Drive...

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After having first tried installing the Guest additions, which didn't work, I found another solution elsewhere:

Use Xdiagnose from the Dashboard. Search for and launch Xdiagnose, then enable all the options under the Debug section. Click the Apply button, then close the window and restart the system.

That's what finally did the trick! Now I get 1024 x 768 resolution instead of 640 x 480.

I never uninstalled the Guest additions, so it might be I needed to take both these measures.

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I have come to realize that the solution described above is just a fallback, in case installing the Guest Additions failed for some reason. I have finally managed to successfully install them, and can now choose from a bigger range of resolutions in the display settings. Here is how I did it, after having tried all of the above.

One thing I had already tried earlier was

sudo apt-get install virtualbox-guest-dkms...
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