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SubjectRe: Kernel 'vga=' parameter wierdness
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On Wednesday 22 February 2006 09:43, Asfand Yar Qazi wrote:
> 'Scuse my noobness, but when I supply the following parameter to the arguments
> of my kernel through GRUB, I get an 'undefined mode' error:
>
> vga=0164
>
> But then, when the prompt comes up asking me which mode I want I type in:
>
> 0164
>
> and I get the required mode!

vga parameter is not passed to kernel itself, it is parsed by bootloader.
Previously, booploaders had bugs versus vga=NN specified in hex and/or octal.
Try entering decimal value.

> What's happening? On 2.4 kernel, I used to boot with vga=0x0a (which is the
> same mode as 0164) and it would boot fine. Not anymore...

0x0a != 0164, that's for sure
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