Flight 4 Live-CD usage report

Colin Watson cjwatson at ubuntu.com
Sun Feb 19 22:34:31 GMT 2006

On Sun, Feb 19, 2006 at 09:40:26PM +0100, Andreas Schildbach wrote:
> Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> >There is no way to avoid the initial change from text to graphics; PC video
> >cards start in text mode and this is beyond the control of the operating
> >system.
> Isn't the graphical boot loader already graphical? Why is it needed to 
> switch to text mode between the graphical boot loader and (graphical) 
> usplash. Is it maybe because of 
> https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+source/kernel-package/+bug/26521 ?

gfxboot switches back to text mode before starting up the kernel, since
that's how the kernel expects to be started.

> >>- Keyboard and Timezone were not set correctly.
> >
> >The graphical boot menu lets you adjust these.
> Where? I could select language, VGA mode and accessibility options, but 
> I did not find a way to change keymap and timezone (via menu; I don't 
> know about kernel options).

The timezone isn't selectable in the boot loader (it could be done; I
don't know if it would be overkill though, since it's pretty easy to
change the timezone once you have GNOME running) but keymap is; select
"Other Options" and you'll see it.

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at ubuntu.com]

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