screenresolution issue on ubuntu guest on windows host

If anyone happens to use Ubuntu latest as guest machine on windows 7 host machine and find the resolution to be jumbled up on boot. then this might be helpful

my configuration:

host : windows 7

guest : ubuntu 12.04

issue: on addition of “virtual box guest additions” the screen resolution is messed up and messy screen visible on the boot. login into the tty shell at ALT+CTRL+1 also not working fast enough and not able to login due to wrong characters being taken

resolution:

get to your virtual box installation path, mine was at “C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox>”

then execute : “VBoxManage setextradata global GUI/MaxGuestResolution any”

C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox>VBoxManage setextradata global GUI/MaxGuestResolution any

Description:

There seems to be a manual resolution limitation from the virtual box end.

refer:

https://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/1689

http://askubuntu.com/questions/588943/experiencing-small-resolution-issue-in-ubuntu-14-04-2-with-virtualbox-getting-s

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