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Old 10-06-2006, 11:11 PM   #1
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Smile Change resolution on system boot.

Can anyone help me?

I am running debian sarge 3.1r1 with Kernel 2.6.8-2-386 and I need to change my resolution in "dos" mode (nothing to do with X). I mean resolution in boot system sequence and in text mode.
I think my resolution is now 640x480 and I need to change it to 800x600 or 1024x768 (look better on 19 inch monitor).
How can I do that? What file must I edit or configure?
I am really thankful if someone can help me!
Old 10-06-2006, 11:16 PM   #2
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Old 10-06-2006, 11:23 PM   #3
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Thank you sir for your tips.
It was exactly what I need, but I have a little problem.
My kernel does not understand this command.
I received an error and some alternativs to choose-something like:
0 80x25
1 80x35
2 80x40
3 80x55
........ (Mention that I don't know if the numbers are correct, but this look like when I passed to menu.lst command "vga=791").

What should I do now?
Thanks for help.

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