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#1 2013-08-03 17:29:11

graysky
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GRUB boot menu squished w/ 2560x1440 background pic [upstream bug]

Recently set my grub.cfg to use a 2560x1440 background pic.  The pic is displayed as it should be but the text for my boot options is squished or compressed taking up the first 10% or so of the monitor.  Anyone else seen this?  I can't reboot for a while now, to post a pic so you'll have to use your imangineation with my crude ASCII rendering of what I see:

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|                                                |
| xxxxxxx                                        |
| x     x                                        |
| x     x                                        |
| x  M  x                                        |
| x  E  x                                        |
| x  N  x                                        |
| x  U  x                                        |
| x     x                                        |
| x     x                                        |
| x     x                                        |
| xxxxxxx                                        |
|                                                |
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#2 2013-08-03 17:32:57

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Re: GRUB boot menu squished w/ 2560x1440 background pic [upstream bug]

I don't use grub, but with syslinux you have to set the menu width (in characters in syslinux's case).  If one sets a higher resolution without changing the width in coloumns, it would get smaller.


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#3 2013-08-03 17:41:33

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Re: GRUB boot menu squished w/ 2560x1440 background pic [upstream bug]

@T - I don't see an obvious setting in /etc/grub/default for menu width.  One should never edit /boot/grub/grub.cfg directly, but should edit the aforementioned file + others config files and then generate it via a grub call.  This could be an upstream bug I will admit.

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#4 2013-08-03 19:45:12

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Re: GRUB boot menu squished w/ 2560x1440 background pic [upstream bug]

Looks like indeed an upstream bug.
http://savannah.gnu.org/bugs/?39682


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