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I installed Debian 7.2.0 as a guest operating system on VirtualBox 4.2.18 (host OS is Windows 7). I installed Debian without any graphical user interface. When I start up Debian, the console size is awfully small (about 80x40). How could I change that?

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The resolution of virtual consoles can be set by adding the following lines to /etc/default/grub and then running update-grub (maybe as root):

GRUB_GFXMODE=1024x768x32
GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX=keep

Just change the 1024x768 to the resolution you want.

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    Thanks Risto for your reply. With slight modifications, and with the help of askubuntu.com/questions/18444/… I was able to solve my problem. – tuope Oct 31 '13 at 19:02
  • Glad to hear that you solved the problem! – user37607 Oct 31 '13 at 19:05
  • doesn't work in debian 8.2 jessie on VMWare Workstation 12 – Gizmo Sep 8 '15 at 21:06
  • Is there a way to do this without GRUB? As in, not taking GRUB into account -- when the system has already been booted? – amn Jul 25 '16 at 15:00

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