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Old 06-13-2010, 09:48 PM   #16
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Solution at Bearductions


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Old 08-12-2010, 02:02 AM   #17
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still having touble getting full screen

I've done all of the steps up to typing cd /media/cdrom0 into the terminal and I keep getting this error message

bash: cd: /media/cdrom0: No such file or directory

What's the problem?
Old 08-15-2010, 12:39 AM   #18
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if you have followed the instructions on my blog. you will not have trouble.

go to this link:

follow steps 3 and 4.

let me know if you still have the same problem.
Old 01-01-2011, 12:34 PM   #19
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I had the same problem with Ubuntu in my VirtualBox running on Win7 OS. I double clicked on the VBOXADDITIONS_3.2.10_66523 folder on my desktop. It opened a folder with the message: "The media has been detected as Unix software". I clicked on "Open Autorun Prompt". This opened a new prompt which installed these additions by itself. I shut down the machine and restarted VirtualBox. Now it looks perfectly good. I can see the Ubuntu on the whole screen in fullscreen mode.

I believe this is just another way instead of using the sh command.
Old 01-01-2011, 12:50 PM   #20
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I found it. Thank you. I also discovered that guest additions must be enabled in order to see folders shared with the host. I am guessing that quite a lot of things depend on the guest additions. If I'm right, the guest additions are so necessary that they might as well be automatically enabled.
automatically enabling the guest additions would be a nice idea but unfortunately actually implementing such a thing would be easier said than done because it would require auto-detecting the presence of an operating system and determining if a compatible version of the additions exists, then somehow mounting and launching the installer which would require sending commands to the guest OS which would probably only be doable if the additions were installed, a chicken and egg scenario.
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i am loading Ubuntu from windows 7 using virtualbox.
the fullscreen option does work in the ubuntu desktop but when i boot ubuntu in terminal it doesnt go fullscreen.

any suggestions?
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Fullscreen mode is not available for systems not running a X server. Either run a maximized terminal under X or just use SSH (for example using PuTTY) to connect to the machine and maximize that.

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