Martin Bálint

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Dec 25 2008

“Video mode not supported” while installing Centos 5.2

While reinstalling my Centos server, I was not able to get into Anacoda installer GUI. My LCD monitor said “Video mode not supported”. Centos default video resolution is 800×600 and 24bit depth.

My video card is:

05:00.0 VGA compatible controller: S3 Inc. 86c764/765 [Trio32/64/64V+] (rev 53)

Well, I found a simple workaround. Just boot Centos installer with parameters

linux vesa=1024x768 depth=16

I heard that this also helps to run Centos installer in Microsoft Virtual PC, but didn’t tried it myself.
I could use text installer, but I needed to set up LVM, and this is not available in text mode yet.

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