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For my system (Ubuntu Mate 16.04 LTS) after I've booted the VM and it's shrunk on me I went to View - Auto-resize Guest Display. Then select full-screen mode. I've found after retelling VB to resize, it full-screens properly


I would like to add on to the above answer. When logging into the root shell, the DNS server settings may be missing. In this case, you will need to manually add a DNS server settings prior to apt-get update. Details are over here. If you do not do that, you will not be able to update any repositories/packages. After that you can then upgrade with apt-get ...


First, install virtualbox-guest-dkms package, sudo apt-get install virtualbox-guest-dkms Then proceed to install VirtualBox Guest Additions to change the guest OS screen size. This tool is available with VirutalBox from Oracle and can be initialized by Devices > Insert Guest Additions CD Image After you insert the CD, autorun will start ...


Remove/uninstall open-vm-tools and run this command in your Ubuntu: sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-`uname -r` dkms Now install open-vm-tools and should fix your problem

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