monitor 640x480

Dan Shearer dan at
Sun Jun 8 16:27:57 UTC 2008

On Sun, Jun 08, 2008 at 02:21:34PM +0200, Florian wrote:

> now i downloaded the Ubuntu 8.0.4 "Alternate CD". Booting from this CD
> starts with the same two screens as the server-CD does.
> These two initial screens (1. language selection/help system; 2. Install
> ubuntu server) cannot be displayed with a
> 640x480-only-monitor.

In a quick sidestep, serial console should work fine if there's
somewhere to plug one in, or if DPMI is working (and you use a client
other than openipmi shipped by Ubuntu, which doesn't currently do
serial-over-LAN although I'm told the server team is onto it.)

Hmm, this brings up a trivial installer mod I've thought about before,
it would very good to have a setting where serial console could be used
with the output going to tty1, ie the VGA screen. Florian's situation
isn't the only one where this would help.

Dan Shearer
dan at

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