Change Lion guest OS display size in Fusion 4 VM?

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  1. fhall1 macrumors 68040

    fhall1

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    For the heck of it last night I loaded up Lion as a virtual machine on my iMac running 10.6.7. It loaded fine and even updated to 10.7.1 with no problems. The only "issue" I'm having is it's using a display resolution of 1024 x 768 and I can't find any display settings within Fusion or Lion to be able to make it larger (my monitor resolution is 1920 x 1200 - so I'd like a bigger "guest" window).

    If I grab a corner of the window and drag it, it gets larger, but just starts pixelating the contents since the Lion guest is still only running at 1024 x 768.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    #2
    EDIT: Did you install the guest tools? That should allow you to resize the window so that the VM fills it at a 1:1 pixel ratio.

    Otherwise you can force a set resolution like this:

    In Terminal do:
    Code:
    nano  /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist
    
    then add:
    Code:
    <key>Graphics Mode</key>
    <string>1920x1080x32@60</string>
    then press ctrl-x, enter. Then reboot.
     
  3. fhall1 thread starter macrumors 68040

    fhall1

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    I did not install VMware tools....now I'm trying, but it keeps telling me the guest OS has the CD/DVD connected, even though I disconnected it and there's nothing in the physical drive. Some more Googling is in order I guess.
     

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