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Old 10-26-2009, 01:47 PM   #1
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Couple VirtualBox questions I couldn't seem to answer


I just upgraded my distro and had several guests set up in virtualbox but when I did the distro upgrade I went from kde3 to kde4 so I started with a clean /home folder and copied all my data from the old. When I do this virtualbox doesn't see all the guests I copied over and I can't seem to find any way to "import" them, I must be looking for the wrong term because my search didn't find anything.

Also I'm running on a netbook with an odd (1024x600) resolution. I can't seem to get that to work with virtualbox guests even when I install the guest drivers and such they always like to drop to 800x600 even if I try full screen, I found a couple posts about setting the autoresize but that doesn't seem to help any, can I force it to 1024x600 somehow?
 
Old 10-26-2009, 02:29 PM   #2
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The VirtualBox machine definition files are in ~.VirtualBox/Machines, one per directory. Strange that you got some and not others. Are they missing completely or are they just missing some virtual disk image (.vdi) files?

Normally Guest Additions support any screen size (perhaps some maximum?). What happens if you make the virtual machine window resizeable and stretch it?
 
Old 10-26-2009, 06:18 PM   #3
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I copied the whole .Vitrualbox directory over but the new install didn't see anything so I thought maybe I have to tell it they are there.

When I make it resizeable and stretch it goes to 800x600 and then gets blank space on the sides.
 
Old 10-26-2009, 08:29 PM   #4
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i cant explain it, but you could try loging into an xsession as root once. log out and in as user (if your login-manager doesnt allow it you need to find a workaround, i usually remove him for that purpose :-)

you might also try setting display in the settings to 64MB, but that is also just an idea.
 
Old 10-27-2009, 03:26 AM   #5
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I copied the whole .Vitrualbox directory over but the new install didn't see anything so I thought maybe I have to tell it they are there.
May be a permissions problem on ~/.VirtualBox. What is the output from
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/bin/ls -l ~/.VirtualBox
cd ~/.VirtualBox
find . ! -type d -exec /bin/ls -l {} \;
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When I make it resizeable and stretch it goes to 800x600 and then gets blank space on the sides.
Sometimes I see this and then it "goes away". Perhaps this problem will go away if you can get your old virtual machines back.

Last edited by catkin; 10-27-2009 at 03:27 AM. Reason: Added /bin/ls -l ~/.VirtualBox
 
  


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