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#1 2021-11-28 08:22:53

sabo
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Registered: 2021-11-28
Posts: 1

Arch installer fit screen in VirtualBox

Hi,

I know this has been asked before, but I can't figure out how I get the arch installer to fit the width of my screen.
I am using a high DPI 4k monitor and run the installer in a virtual box, so the installer is barely readable.

So far I have tried:

xrandr --mode 1920x1080  # can't open display

add "nomodeset video=1024x768" to the kernel line when starting arch installer

changed the font to something bigger  # fontsize did increase but now almost no text is displayed because the little space is filled with large characters.



Any suggestions?

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#2 2021-11-29 03:17:19

hwallace
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Registered: 2021-08-30
Posts: 45

Re: Arch installer fit screen in VirtualBox

The installer runs a SSH server so you can log in from the host to the installer using the terminal of your choice

In the installer session, set the root password,

# passwd 

get the IP address

# ip a

and then on the host

$ ssh root@<IP> 

Last edited by hwallace (2021-11-29 08:18:52)

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