question on VirtualBox

Christoph Bier christoph.bier at
Tue Mar 4 20:36:58 UTC 2008

Derek Broughton schrieb am 04.03.2008 21:09:

> Christoph Bier wrote:
>> Frederik De Richter schrieb am 04.03.2008 18:30:
>>> Hi,
>>> I'm happily running Ubuntu Heron in a VirtualBox.
>>> I could not find out how I can maximize the window within VB. Is there a
>>> setting you can change? or is this restricted by the amount of Video Mem
>>> (I put it on max: 128 MB -- base Mem : 923 MB). Even if I use Full Screen
>>> Mode, the window size is still too small for some programs, so I cannot
>>> see some
>>> buttons situated at the bottom of  the some applications. Hope this makes
>>> sense.
>> I guess you need the binary distribution---not the OSE
>> packages---plus the guest additions. With this setup I can run
>> Windows XP in a virtual machine fullscreen with 1600 x 1200.
> The "guest additions" can be downloaded and added to the virtualbox-ose
> setup, but iirc is packaged as part of the full edition (which also gives
> you USB support - which you _can't_ get in virtualbox-ose).

You are right, installing the guest additions is enough. You do not
need the binary distribution for fullscreen resolution. But I also
needed USB support to upgrade my TomTom with Windows XP. I mixed it up.

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