Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Adjusting Ubuntu resolution in VirtualBox

I had a problem when installing an Ubuntu 10.10 image in VirtualBox because the screen resolution was remaining at a tiny 800x600, barely allowing room for a single terminal window.

The following commands install the guest additions which are necessary for running Ubuntu at full resolution:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r)
sudo apt-get install virtualbox-ose-guest-X11

Thanks goes to Gilbert Galea for providing the above solution.

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