I'm running Ubuntu 9.10 Server in VMWare Fusion (on a Mac) and I'm having trouble changing the console resolution. It seems to be stuck on 640x480.
Ubuntu 9.10 uses Grub2, so there is no
I tried adding
vga=791 to the kernel parameters (both during boot and by adding it to
/etc/default/grub and then running
update-grub2) and neither had any effect.
vga=791, grub says that
vga=791 is depreciated and that I should use
gfxpayload=1024x768x16,1024x768 instead. However, that also does absolutely nothing.
I have a feeling this problem is specific to running Ubuntu 9.10 in VMWare, but Google hasn't turned up anything.