Custom VirtualBox Video Modes for Mac OS X Guests

Provide VirtualBox with alternative screen resolutions

On the host run:

vboxmanage setextradata "OSX-ML" "CustomVideoMode1" "1920x1080x32"
vboxmanage setextradata "OSX-ML" "GUI/CustomVideoMode1" "1920x1080x32"
vboxmanage setextradata "OSX-ML" "CustomVideoMode2" "1600x900x32"
vboxmanage setextradata "OSX-ML" "GUI/CustomVideoMode2" "1600x900x32"

On the Mac Guest, open this file in Terminal:

sudo vi /Extra/org.chameleon.Boot.plist

Add this to the dictionary:

Graphics Mode
1920x1080x32

Ensure 3D acceleration is checked in the Virtual Machines Display settings. Without 3D checked, my machine would hang at DSMOS has arrived.

HP DV7, i7, Intel HD3000. Fedora 19 Host

David Gregory Medina

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