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  #439032 13-Feb-2011 22:36
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Yes I got the audio working. Going to look in depth tomorrow for graphics drivers. And I disabled automatic updates but it downloaded 19% of a 1.something GB worth of updates. It works absolutely perfect otherwise. Boots without having to have the disk mounted like other guides. Thanks so much




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  #439153 14-Feb-2011 10:52
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Virtualbox is actually pretty good - I had played a bit with VMware earlier on and thought they had a slightly more intuitive setup wizard - but Virtualbox seems to work well enough - and its free!

I think I actually made some notes on setting the screen size for OSX in Virtualbox.
It required editing a file and changing some settings to set the host desktop size.
I am guessing you want the OSX desktop to use the full panel resolution on your laptop.
I think its probably this this that needs to be set rather than drivers.

Will try and remember to look it up when I get home.

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  #439175 14-Feb-2011 11:22
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Actually - I think this page has what you need to do on it:
http://www.sysprobs.com/increase-mac-os-virtual-machine-screen-resolution-virtualbox-vmware-player

Pretty sure I just did the steps in method 1 and it worked just fine.




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  #439359 14-Feb-2011 17:47
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I tried to do that, but I cant find the systemconfiguration folder in there so cant get to the com.apple.boot.plist file. I would try to do the other 2 but I dont know how to execute commands on specific folders.




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  #439448 14-Feb-2011 20:42
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ok - try this...

Go into the Finder program and navigate down the file system until you find this file:
/Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist

Now drag it onto your desktop. You now need to make the file writeable so you can change it.
Right click on the file and choose Get Info - scroll to the bottom of that window and you show see a padlock - click that - it will prompt you for the sysadmin password (you would have set that when you installed the system), now change the permission against 'everyone' to read and write.
Now right click and open the file - should open in a notepad sort of thing.
Add 2 lines that say the following just BEFORE the 2nd last line of the file
Graphics Mode
1280 1024 32

Use your settings - mine are 1280x1024
Now save the file.
Last step is to drag the desktop copy of the file you altered back into the Finder application and the folder that the original file lives in - it should ask you for your password again and ask if you want to authenticate - so do that.
Now reboot - fingers X'd




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  #439503 14-Feb-2011 21:51
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robjg63: ok - try this...

Go into the Finder program and navigate down the file system until you find this file:
/Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist

Now drag it onto your desktop. You now need to make the file writeable so you can change it.
Right click on the file and choose Get Info - scroll to the bottom of that window and you show see a padlock - click that - it will prompt you for the sysadmin password (you would have set that when you installed the system), now change the permission against 'everyone' to read and write.
Now right click and open the file - should open in a notepad sort of thing.
Add 2 lines that say the following just BEFORE the 2nd last line of the file
Graphics Mode
1280 1024 32

Use your settings - mine are 1280x1024
Now save the file.
Last step is to drag the desktop copy of the file you altered back into the Finder application and the folder that the original file lives in - it should ask you for your password again and ask if you want to authenticate - so do that.
Now reboot - fingers X'd


Yeh I went through nearly every folder I could see. Even did a spotlight search and got nothing. You used the same boot loader as me so I dont think it could be caused by that... umm... you found it without changing permissions or anything right? I haven't changed any permissions on the VM so unless its factory set to hidden, idk whats happened. Lol 




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  #439637 15-Feb-2011 09:53
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I set up 2 virtual machine copies of OSX - I think one was ideneb and the other was iatkos.
The path to the file should be the same though - It should be a standard OSX file.

If I have time later today I might do a fresh install and recheck.

You are looking for the file in OSX arent you? (Just checking)




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  #439831 15-Feb-2011 14:46
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robjg63: I set up 2 virtual machine copies of OSX - I think one was ideneb and the other was iatkos.
The path to the file should be the same though - It should be a standard OSX file.

If I have time later today I might do a fresh install and recheck.

You are looking for the file in OSX arent you? (Just checking)


Hahaha yeh I was looking for it in OSX. I'll do the same when I get home and do a reinstall of the VM, see if it changes anything.




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  #439879 15-Feb-2011 16:20
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I just ran through a nice clean ideneb install.
As soon as it was done I went into the main disk partition.
Went down the path thru the folders
Library
Preferences
SystemConfiguration

Sure enough the file com.apple.Boot.plist is smiling at me.
Altered it as previously described (I noticed that my notes said the settings should be 1280x1024x32 rather than with spaces between the numbers though I think either will work).

Rebooted and all good.
Its ideneb 1.4 10.5.6 - I think that file is just an OSX file so should always exist.

Can you at least see the folders above?




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  #439940 15-Feb-2011 18:35
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I just got back from the gym so doing a complete install now with the voodoo kernal as you said before which worked, so I should be able to see the files when its done because I'm using the exact same copy of iDeneb as you.




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  #439989 15-Feb-2011 20:01
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robjg63: I just ran through a nice clean ideneb install.
As soon as it was done I went into the main disk partition.
Went down the path thru the folders
Library
Preferences
SystemConfiguration

Sure enough the file com.apple.Boot.plist is smiling at me.
Altered it as previously described (I noticed that my notes said the settings should be 1280x1024x32 rather than with spaces between the numbers though I think either will work).

Rebooted and all good.
Its ideneb 1.4 10.5.6 - I think that file is just an OSX file so should always exist.

Can you at least see the folders above?


Ok I found the folder and boot .plist file, edited the resolutions and it wouldnt work with 1366x768 (which is the laptops host resoltuion) but it did work with your resolution, but the bottom and top was cut off, and it wasnt wide enough either. I'm going to start looking for other resolutions supported by virtualbox and see if one fits my screen. 




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  #440011 15-Feb-2011 21:16
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I think you might need to look at the link from earlier:
http://www.sysprobs.com/increase-mac-os-virtual-machine-screen-resolution-virtualbox-vmware-player

ie try the vboxmanage command and create a custom resolution of 1366 x 768
Then see if it will let you set the OSX resolution.




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