On my work PC based on Windows 2008 x64 SP2 i installed a VirtualBox machine, i used ago some year, whet this little german company is not part of the Sun. Some nice surprize with the configuration interface, stability and others.
I what to install Ubuntu 9.04 x64, its no probelm i started the install and after 30 minuts i have a full installed OS.
I try to use my virtualized Ubuntu with COMPIZ anmd for my SURRPRIZE its works.(Use for video memory allocation 128 Mb and 3D support. ;))
Probelms with RESOLUTION
Ah yeeh of course nothings can works correctly. I need a 1280×1024 resolution, the OS recognized max resolution is 800×600.
So the recipe for repars:
1. Select the VirtualBox Drivers
On the virtualBox windows go to DEVICE->Install Guest Additions… menu. Now probably you have mounted in linux. In my case its not works, i need to reboot, but after i have mounted.
2. Install the VirtualBox drivers
Select a terminal (Big Black Screen with a Little Withe Letters – BBS&LWL) nad install a VirtualGuest additions for your sytem.
Some minuts for configure the kernel and the script install the drivers
3. Change the resolutions
No you are need to edit the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file
sudo vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf
You are need to add the following line in Section “Screen”
Modes “1280×1024” “1280×800” “1024×768” “800×600″
Finally your config with modification:
# xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type “man xorg.conf” at the shell prompt.)
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# Note that some configuration settings that could be done previously
# in this file, now are automatically configured by the server and settings
# here are ignored.
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
Identifier “Configured Video Device”
Identifier “Configured Monitor”
Identifier “Default Screen”
Monitor “Configured Monitor”
Device “Configured Video Device”
Modes “1280×1024” “1280×800” “1024×768” “800×600”
4. Restart the OS
Ok that`s all, reboot to apply the modification and enjoy the big resolution.