How to Change the Resolution in Kali Linux using Hyper-V

The Environment

  • Kali Linux Virtual Machine (VM) running on Windows 11 Hyper-V

Challenge

Not be able to figure out in the Hyper-V or in the Kali itself to change the current resolution. The default is very small.

Solution

Log in to Kali virtual machine.

Run the command line:

sudo vi /etc/default/grub

It pops up:

Scroll down until finding the line:

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT='quiet'

Change that line to:

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT='quiet splash video=hyperv_fb:1920x1080'

As using vi editor, move the cursor to the end of quiet, press the "i" to insert.

Type in the rest of the words.

Press the Esc button.

Press ":" and followed by "wq" for write and quit.

Run the command line to update the grub:
sudo update-grub

Run the command line to reboot:

reboot

That’s it! After the reboot, the virtual machine should have a good resolution.

The End

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