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Re: [Qemu-discuss] VGA choices

From: Narcis Garcia
Subject: Re: [Qemu-discuss] VGA choices
Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2017 16:24:44 +0100

No text installer in Ubuntu?
I remember releases with "alternate install" media.

El 01/02/17 a les 16:13, Vincenzo Romano ha escrit:
> 2017-02-01 15:20 GMT+01:00 Narcis Garcia <address@hidden>:
>> Qemu will provide some graphics adaptor to guest anyway. If you don't
>> specify one, Qemu will use whatever default is for your version.
>> I use "-vga qxl" with the hope it's the less resources consuming if guest is
>> not asking much.
>> I've tried this now and a resolution is proposed by Qemu when guest OS asks
>> for frame buffers. You could press [Enter] if you wanted to provide FB, but
>> it will be asked on boot while (in theory) you aren't configuring guest boot
>> to not ask FB.
>> https://current.workingdirectory.net/posts/2009/installing-debian-using-qmu/
>> (Current Debian needs: install vga=normal fb=false)
>> I don't know how to specify Qemu a resolution or FB selection.
> I found it out!
> Long story short.
> Boot Ubuntu Server with GTK, SDL or VNC.
> As root edit /etc/default/grub and uncomment the line "#GRUB_TERMINAL=console"
> As root run the script "update-grub2"
> Halt the system
> Now you can reboot as -ncurses!
> Long story.
> For Ubuntu Server (I tested both 14.04 and 16.04) GRUB is configured
> to use an 800x600 framebuffer.
> Even if there's no graphics displayed and no splash screen: just plain
> text mode boot.
> It's a server, after all!
> I'd say this is a misconfiguration of GRUB: by default a server should
> never try to use any kind of graphics.

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