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Old 05-25-2008, 12:10 PM
Florian
 
Default monitor 640x480

Dear list-members,

i'm installing ubuntu-server 8.0.4 on a ibm-server. The monitor for the
installation is quite old and has a resolution of 640x480 (only!).
The first two screens of installation (1. language selection/help
system; 2. Install ubuntu server) can not be displayed on this monitor
because they need a too high resolution.
I have to type blind; following sreens can be displayed.
Is there a possibility to reduce the resolution, needed by the
start-screens?

Regards, Florian

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Old 05-25-2008, 01:09 PM
"Dustin Kirkland"
 
Default monitor 640x480

On Sun, May 25, 2008 at 7:10 AM, Florian <tslbai@agilolfinger.de> wrote:
> i'm installing ubuntu-server 8.0.4 on a ibm-server. The monitor for the
> installation is quite old and has a resolution of 640x480 (only!).

Florian-

When I've encountered such situations, I will typically use the text
installer available on the Server and Alternate Ubuntu install media.

And when I need to work on an installed system with only 640x480
native resolution, I will typically install VNC and use a remote
connection at a higher resolution.

Cheers,
:-Dustin

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Old 05-25-2008, 01:38 PM
Florian
 
Default monitor 640x480

Dustin Kirkland schrieb:
> On Sun, May 25, 2008 at 7:10 AM, Florian <tslbai@agilolfinger.de> wrote:
>
>> i'm installing ubuntu-server 8.0.4 on a ibm-server. The monitor for the
>> installation is quite old and has a resolution of 640x480 (only!).
>>
>
> Florian-
>
> When I've encountered such situations, I will typically use the text
> installer available on the Server and Alternate Ubuntu install media.
>
Hi Dustin,

thanks for the hint. I found the alternate install before, but i'm not
sure, if it is alternate to the server- or to the desktop-edition.
The Download-page says:
http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download
"Check here if you need the alternate desktop CD. This CD does not
include the Live CD, instead it uses a text-based installer."

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Old 05-25-2008, 09:15 PM
"david wildgoose"
 
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Hey Florian,

This page will offer the alternative install CD.

http://mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/ubuntu-releases/hardy/


On Sun, May 25, 2008 at 7:38 AM, Florian <tslbai@agilolfinger.de> wrote:

Dustin Kirkland schrieb:

> On Sun, May 25, 2008 at 7:10 AM, Florian <tslbai@agilolfinger.de> wrote:

>

>> i'm installing ubuntu-server 8.0.4 on a ibm-server. The monitor for the

>> installation is quite old and has a resolution of 640x480 (only!).

>>

>

> Florian-

>

> When I've encountered such situations, I will typically use the text

> installer available on the Server and Alternate Ubuntu install media.

>

Hi Dustin,



thanks for the hint. I found the alternate install before, but i'm not

sure, if it is alternate to the server- or to the desktop-edition.

The Download-page says:

http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download

"Check here if you need the alternate desktop CD. This CD does not

include the Live CD, instead it uses a text-based installer."



Bye, Florian



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Old 05-26-2008, 03:18 AM
"Dustin Kirkland"
 
Default monitor 640x480

On Sun, May 25, 2008 at 8:38 AM, Florian <tslbai@agilolfinger.de> wrote:
> thanks for the hint. I found the alternate install before, but i'm not
> sure, if it is alternate to the server- or to the desktop-edition.
> The Download-page says:
> http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download
> "Check here if you need the alternate desktop CD. This CD does not
> include the Live CD, instead it uses a text-based installer."

"Alternate" means "alternate to the Desktop LiveCD". It has a text
mode installer.

The Ubuntu Server install does not have a LiveCD option, and it only
has a text mode installer.


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Old 06-08-2008, 12:21 PM
Florian
 
Default monitor 640x480

Dustin Kirkland schrieb:
> On Sun, May 25, 2008 at 7:10 AM, Florian <tslbai@agilolfinger.de> wrote:
>
>> i'm installing ubuntu-server 8.0.4 on a ibm-server. The monitor for the
>> installation is quite old and has a resolution of 640x480 (only!).
>>
>
> Florian-
>
> When I've encountered such situations, I will typically use the text
> installer available on the Server and Alternate Ubuntu install media.
>
> And when I need to work on an installed system with only 640x480
> native resolution, I will typically install VNC and use a remote
> connection at a higher resolution.
>
Hi Dustin,

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.

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Old 06-08-2008, 04:27 PM
Dan Shearer
 
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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.

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Old 06-08-2008, 04:32 PM
Dan Shearer
 
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On Mon, Jun 09, 2008 at 01:57:57AM +0930, Dan Shearer wrote:

> Hmm, this brings up a trivial installer mod I've thought about before,

Trivial in effect. I don't know anything about installer internals so it
might be hard, eg sorting the keyboard out. Lots of people seem to have
that sort of scary knowledge though. Can someone here say whether it is
readily feasible?

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Old 06-11-2008, 10:16 PM
Soren Hansen
 
Default monitor 640x480

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.

Hold the shift key while booting. This will disable the gfxboot screen.
Just press return at the prompt to start the installation. Hope this
helps.

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Old 06-12-2008, 09:38 PM
Florian
 
Default monitor 640x480

Soren Hansen schrieb:
> 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.
>>
>
> Hold the shift key while booting. This will disable the gfxboot screen.
> Just press return at the prompt to start the installation. Hope this
> helps.
>
>
When pressing the shift-key while booting from CD the server asks "Load
boot graphics?[y/n]". When pressing "n" the server starts in640x480 mode!
Thanks for the solution.

Bye, Florian

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