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# 1  
Old 10-06-2005
Computer Why is linux console window in VMWare so small?

I install linux in VMWare, but Its console window is too small, Its size is 80*25, I can't change it even though I use full srceen mode in VMWare.How can I do? please help me! Thanks!
# 2  
Old 10-07-2005
Have you tried putting vga=ext in lilo.conf and then re-running /sbin/lilo ?

Altenately, you might be able to add it to the LILO command prompt as in:

LILO: linux vga=ext

or

LILO: linux append="vga=ext"
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Old 10-08-2005
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Originally Posted by vertigo23
Have you tried putting vga=ext in lilo.conf and then re-running /sbin/lilo ?

Altenately, you might be able to add it to the LILO command prompt as in:

LILO: linux vga=ext

or

LILO: linux append="vga=ext"
I use grub, I can't find lilo.confg, How can I do? Thanks
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Old 10-10-2005
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Originally Posted by ChaoZhang
I use grub, I can't find lilo.confg, How can I do? Thanks
Place vga=791 (or other mode you need) option in the "kernel" line (grub.conf)
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