Flight 4 Live-CD usage report

lathiat at bur.st lathiat at bur.st
Sun Feb 19 23:01:21 GMT 2006

On Monday 20 February 2006 06:34, Colin Watson wrote:
> 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.

I notice that SUSE avoided this, do they have some custom kernel patch to not 
expect it combined with gfxboot (or whatever they use) not switching out?

Are there potential problems with this method like not seeing any initial 
error output before usplash starts?


> > >>- 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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