Linux – Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux. Converted the VMware vmdk hard disk file to a VirtualBox vdi file. Email Required, but never shown. These are virtual UUIDs, not real ones. Email Required, but never shown. It sounds to me that when grub uses the default video settings those are the boots that work correctly, and when it uses non-defaults I get the blank screen boot. If you’d like to contribute content, let us know.

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This wiki page refers to the “SiS” video driver which contains the “XGI Volari” name of your graphics card – possibly your card is this type in disguise and veesa may be able to change the driver to “SiS” Linked Question: Can anyone help me with this? If you obfuscate any information requested, I will obfuscate my response. I believe that VirtualBox is emulating a text mode terminal, based on the requests of the guest OS.

It appears that instead of running grub-mkconfig, it is recommended to run update-grub which runs grub-mkconfig.

Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Sign dorce using Email and Password. I believe it is NOT selecting a graphics mode displaying a software defined text font, which I rather suspect you are confusing with text mode.


I’ve just installed Fedora core 6 64 bit and am now not getting any display output after the boot screen Fedora will boot in 5 seconds Post as a guest Name. Force grub to use default video on every boot In a previous question I explained a grub issue I’m having where booting from the menu works every other time for Ubuntu February 27th, 2.

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How Do Set VESA driver to be used on boot?

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Dummynet, so I’m hoping it will be sufficient.

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Make sure it can be made to run on a console mode that’s more than x I had a similar problem with the install but managed to resolve this by running the install using the command Linux vesa at the [boot] prompt. Setup the virtual machine, launched it, removed installed VMware guest additions, installed VirtualBox guest additions. All times are GMT The only thing that slightly surprises me is that when you switch back to console mode you say it’s still in fact running in a graphics mode, not a text mode?


Added a xx32 as “CustomVideoMode1” for my grub. DOS for example is restricted to x, no matter what size you were planning on growing it to. This wiki page refers to the “SiS” video driver which contains the “XGI Volari” name of your graphics card – possibly your card is this type in disguise and you may be able to change the driver to “SiS”.

JohnM 31 1 1 2. This is what I have done so far: The virtual machine is setup to run full screen.

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