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Old 10-02-2012, 04:54 PM   #1
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grub wrong resolution

Hi all

still trying to find a linux distro that works for me (dual booting)

the problem is that with certain distros, the grub menu is "out of range" for my monitor even though the distro works fine.

how would I change the resolution of the grub screen so that it will show and be usable on my 19" monitor


Old 10-02-2012, 05:58 PM   #2
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Try grub-customizer if you want a GUI-based convenient tool. Get it from here:

If using GRUB2, here's a cool FAQ :

Have you tried BURG? It's a good and new bootloader.
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I imagine you are using grub2. If so, then looking inside my /etc/default/grub file, I see this...
# The resolution used on graphical terminal
# note that you can use only modes which your graphic card supports via VBE
# you can see them in real GRUB with the command `vbeinfo'
There are two ways to list your VBE supported modes. The first way is at the grub command line. So during startup, press "c" at the grub screen. Then at the grub command line, type
set pager=1
Or alternatively, if you have the hwinfo package installed, then you can list your VBE supported modes at the normal terminal command line with
sudo hwinfo --framebuffer
Then finally, using one of the VBE supported modes, modify your /etc/default/grub file similar to the above. And then lastly, type in "sudo update-grub" or similar, to rebuild your grub configuration.

Happy with ur solution... then tick "yes" and mark as Solved!

Last edited by dru8274; 10-02-2012 at 10:07 PM.
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