[WorksForMe] Can't see all of installation screen details

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[WorksForMe] Can't see all of installation screen details

Postby Douglas Wardle » 18. Aug 2019, 00:48

Hi Folks, my first forum post although I've used VB for a while.

I am trying install a Linux (Pop!_OS) guest on a Win 10 host.

When I start the installation from VB and the POP iso, the full installation screen isn't displayed, specifically the right of the screen. This prevents me from pressing the necessary buttons to proceed with the installation.

I believe that there must be a video display setting but I have not solved the problem. I have tried monitor resolution settings, stretching the page, etc. I can't seem to get to those buttons.

Any suggestions?
Last edited by socratis on 18. Aug 2019, 06:56, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Can't see all of installation screen details

Postby socratis » 18. Aug 2019, 04:21

The solution is rather simple... When the installer starts (which is an app, not a classic installer), go to the top-left corner where it says "Activities" » bottom of the toolbar "Show Applications" » Settings » Devices » Displays » Resolution » choose anything bigger than 800x600. You're good to go...

Nothing to do with VirtualBox... ;)
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Re: Can't see all of installation screen details

Postby Douglas Wardle » 18. Aug 2019, 06:44

Thanx much. That worked just fine. I'm thinking of getting a laptop from System76 and wanted to check out their OS first.
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Re: Can't see all of installation screen details

Postby socratis » 18. Aug 2019, 06:56

Great, marking as [WorksForMe] and moving to "Linux Guests" from "Windows Hosts".
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