No matter what I do I cannot get the resolution past 800x600. If I am using a Windows install in VirtualBox, I can get it to 1024x768.

What is limiting me from doing this in Linux?

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Have you installed the VirtualBox Guest Additions on your guest yet? If so, then the size of the guest should reflect the size of your VirtualBox window, so if you maximise the latter, your guest should resize its display accordingly.


Linux doesn't support resolutions above 640x480. It's only through the grace of Jesus Christ that you're managing to get 800x600. Don't question his holy plan. Praise Jesus!