VirtualBox improvements via VBoxManage

Just a short post to add a couple of tips I’ve picked up over the last couple of months when running VM’s using Oracles VirtualBox software using the VBoxManage tool.

This will assume your using a Debian based Distro, though it’s quite possible it will also work for other Linux flavors.  From the terminal type the following;

VBoxManage setextradata MacOSX “CustomVideoMode1” “1920x1080x32”

This will allow you to achieve the full resolution of your 1920×1080 resolution screen, instead of being stuck with the current VirtualBox limitation of 1024×768.  Replace MacOSX with the name of your VM obviously.

To double your VRam, from the terminal type the following;

VBoxManage modifyvm MacOSX –vram 256

Again, obviously replace MacOSX with the name of your VM!

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