3 Steps How to Change Kali Linux Screen Resolution on Virtual Box

3 Steps How to Change Kali Linux Screen Resolution on Virtual Box


Back again with the simple tips and trick, again this post came out after question How to Change Kali Linux Screen Resolution on Virtual Box. Some of you maybe asking why my question are unanswered?we're still limited human ๐Ÿ™‚ sorry if we can't reply or make your requests in a tutorial section.

For you who still don't know about what is Kali Linux, here is short introduction from its website:

Kali Linux is an advanced Penetration Testing and Security Auditing Linux distribution.
Kali is a complete re-build of BackTrack Linux, adhering completely to Debian development standards. All-new infrastructure has been put in place, all tools were reviewed and packaged, and we use Git for our VCS.



1. Kali Linux

2. Virtual Box

3 Steps How to Change Kali Linux Screen Resolution on Virtual Box:

1. Open terminal (click here to view how to create Kali Linux terminal shortcut). After terminal open, run the following command:

apt-get install -y linux-headers-$(uname -r)

and the system will installing the required package. (You will need internet connection for this)

3 Steps How to Change Kali Linux Screen Resolution on Virtual Box

2. After the required package was successfully installed, (still in the kali linux terminal) now we change the directory to the /media/cdrom/ folder.

cd /media/cdrom/

3 Steps How to Change Kali Linux Screen Resolution on Virtual Box

we can do listing the directory content by running ls command to make sure the virtual box required package was there.

3. The last step we will execute the VBoxLinuxAdditions.run to install the required package to install virtual box guest additions.

3 Steps How to Change Kali Linux Screen Resolution on Virtual Box

We're finished. Just restart the system and kali linux screen resolution already fixed.

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  • Ayoub Aribi

    thank you ^__^ .. but how to add new screen 1600×900 ?

  • Chris L

    I ran the first command successfully but the directory /media/cdrom/ and /media/cdrom0/ were both empty. I’m not sure how to proceed.

  • Steve

    I have the same issue as Chris. both carom and cdrom0 are empty.

  • layex

    you have to get System updates first

  • Hi

    Click on your user name in top right corner, select System Settings, click on Displays

  • Shrie

    It good to know that after you type apt-get install -y linux-headers-$(uname -r) that if you are on virtual box you need to go to Devices -> Insert Guest Additions CD image -> ok. Then cd /media/cdrom, everything should be smooth after that

  • Bitje

    At the terminal: mount /dev/cdrom
    /media/cdrom should be filled now.

  • Terry

    After the step Devices -> Insert Guest Additions CD image -> ok, I didn’t have anything at /media/cdrom too. Turning off the virtual computer and booting again … problem solved

  • Rolando

    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    E: Unable to locate package linux-headers-4.6.0-kali1-amd64
    E: Couldn’t find any package by glob ‘linux-headers-4.6.0-kali1-amd64’
    E: Couldn’t find any package by regex ‘linux-headers-4.6.0-kali1-amd64’

  • Rolando

    Please help me to fix this problem. Thank you

  • WhiteHat

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    Kindly help me I am facing this problem and I have also try other ways to fullscreen mode

    • Juan Munoz

      Hey WhiteHat i fixed the resolution on my Kali running via VirtualBox.
      Let me know if you still need help bro

      • jbodkd

        need some help

        • djh8dyf8ea

          having the same problem

      • WhiteHat

        Thanks bro….
        I have already fixed it.

        • Azoro Izuchukwu Marcel Jr.

          bro..am having this problem
          how did you solve the it on your machine?

      • Pardeep Battu

        Hi Juan, I am getting the same problem, which WhiteHat had, Plz help me:

        • Davidson Keenan

          find and fix your sources.list

          use the terminal to open /etc/apt/sources.list
          If you have the rolling 2016 version, edit the document to appear so:

          deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main contrib non-free
          # For source package access, uncomment the following line
          # deb-src http://http.kali.org/kali-rolling main contrib non-free

  • Ricardo Luitingh

    doesn’t work for me
    Unable to locate package

  • Azoro Izuchukwu Marcel Jr.

    am getting issues. after executing the last command..from -SNIP- didn’t come up on the command prompt perhaps after everything full screen was not enabled. hope to get help, thanks.

  • Panos Panas

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