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How do I install Guest Additions in a VirtualBox VM?

I've recently installed Ubuntu on Oracle's Virtualbox. Now I want to install the guest additions. I started up my Ubuntu guest OS, clicked "Devices" and chose "Install Guest Additions". Nothing ...
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cannot change screen size from 640x480 after 14.04 installation on VirtualBox OSX [duplicate]

After installing Ubuntu 14.04 guest on VirtualBox running on a Max OSX host, I am stuck with 640x480 screen resolution. Adding guest additions again doesn't help. Previous Ubuntu installations are ...
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Installing Guest Additions causing problems [duplicate]

I am trying to install Guest Additions in VirtualBox with Windows XP host and Ubuntu 12.04 guest. I followed the above steps: Devices-> Insert Guest Additions CD Image. After that I locate the ...
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Ubuntu under VirtualBox in Windows 7 - how to set bigger screen resolution?

I have a Windows 7 with VirtualBox. I did install a fresh downloaded Ubuntu 14.04 (64bit). I did install the guest additions. I wanted to set the screen resolution to a higher value than 640x480. I ...
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Experiencing small resolution issue in Ubuntu 14.04.2 with VirtualBox, getting stuck on installing guest additions

TL;DR: I'm experiencing the small resolution issue in Ubuntu 14.04.2 on VirtualBox, and when I try to follow the answers to existing questions, either it doesn't solve the problem or I encounter ...
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Screen Resolution Problem with Ubuntu 14.04 and VMware

Yesterday I faced a similar problem with the one presented here: Screen Resolution Problem with Ubuntu 14.04 and VirtualBox only that I was having the issue in VMware. I provided the answer there ...
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Screen Resolution Problem with Ubuntu 14.04 and VirtualBox [duplicate]

On my installation of Ubuntu 14.04 in VirtualBox, the only screen resolution available is 640 x 480. I have tried the solutions suggested in this answer, but none of them helped. All of the answers ...
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Full screen mode in virtual box. Nothing helps [duplicate]

In previous versions of Ubuntu I followed this link and manually did the trick. In fact, I did this: cd /media/VBOXADDITIONS_4.2.4_81684/ sudo sh VBoxLinuxAdditions.run But in a newer version of ...
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Virtual Box Resolution Stuck at 640 x 480

I am running Windows 8, and Ubuntu 14.04.2. I need step by step instructions on how to install guest additions. Be very clear if you are referring to the host or guest. I saw another fix to run the ...
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Resolution issue with Ubuntu 14.04 on virtualbox 4.3.28

I have installed virtualbox 4.3.28 on windows 8 64 bit. I installed ubuntu 14.04 lts b3 bit on it. I am having low resolution problem in it. I followed many blogs and forums but no luck till now. ...
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How can I merge four workspaces into one? Ubuntu on OS X using Virtual Box

I have installed Virtual Box on Mac OS X Yosemite version 10.10.1. Then installed Ubuntu Desktop version 14.04.1. The problem is that I found the Ubuntu's desktop split into 4 workspaces which I have ...
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Resize of VirtualBox Resolution Doesn't Work

I've recently installed the Guest Additions CD on my windows VirtualBox running Ubuntu 14.04. It was working great for a while - screen resized automatically, etc. However, when I turned off my host ...
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Trying virtual machines, installing guest additions causes extremely small resolution

When I install Ubuntu via VirtualBox, I can only have resolution of 640x480 or something similar. I found that I needed to install guest additions to get more resolution choices. Doing this makes my ...
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1answer
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Zoomed in display in Virtualbox [duplicate]

I'm trying to run an Ubuntu 16.04 VM in an oracle virtualbox but when I boot Ubuntu the display is extremely zoomed in. It is so zoomed in that all of the pixels are visible (the picture depicts the ...
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Cannot change screen resolution for 14.04.3 in Virtual box

Have tried to change the resolution the following command: sudo apt-get install virtualbox-guest-utils virtualbox-guest-x11 virtualbox-guest-dkms. But it did not work. Error given: virtualbox-guest-...

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