Booting message and ttys fonts are too small. With normal solutions, which I found on the web, such as vga=791 etc, I saw the small booting message font but ttys did not response. (Whatever numbers on the web, which I found, have the same result).


  1. Modify /boot/grub/menu.lst
    Add vga=ask at the end of "/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.17-11-386 ... "
    If there are splash and quite, remove them.
  2. shutdown -r now
  3. Follow the messages, and  choose 0123 mode with "scan" option, it works small (but not normal) font on booting message. And ttys also work fine. (Just try whatever modes until you find a good one.)
  4. more..Mode

  5. Modify  /boot/grub/menu.lst
    change ask to 0x123 in the /boot/vmlinuz ..... line.
    It might be better to add the following in the AUTOMATIC KERNAL LIST in case automatic upgrade to keep using vga=0x123.
    # additional options to use with the default boot option, but not with the
    ## alternatives
    ## e.g. defoptions=vga=791 resume=/dev/hda5
    # defoptions=vga=0x123
  6. update-grub and shutdown -r now

posted by citadel