Phony Account wrote:
> Trent Buck wrote:
>
>> Up spake Phony Account:
>>
>>> I tried booting to run-level three to go to a text mode only by
>>> specifying init 3 at the end of the boot kernel command. The os
>>> loader is GRUB. But the same thing happened again.

>>
>>
>>
>> Try adding "vga=normal" or "vga=ask" to the kernel boot parameters.
>>
>> FC probably defaults to framebuffer consoles, which require VESA or
>> whatever drivers. Adding vga=normal will use 80x25 text-mode for the
>> console.
>>
>>
>>> Not knowing a thing about hardware, (and just slightly more about
>>> Linux) I am wondering if the video card bios is too old and cannot
>>> respond to the probing by the installer.

>>
>>
>>
>> A laptop I had mis-reported its capabilities, so Linux tried to run with
>> vga=790 (1024x768) on an 800x600 screen. The result was black display
>> until X started.
>>

> Will try it Trent.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Mirko


vga=normal did not do the trick. Switching to a different card did.
Everything went super-smoothly.

Thanks

Mirko