VMware Workstation & Ubuntu 11.04 : Console Bug

I have moved a new vApp I am building to Ubuntu 11.04 this last week. I had been coding via SSH for the most part. But just recently I noticed that I have been getting a blank console on the vApp. Turns out that doing a kernel upgrade early in the process made a setting in grub that gives a slick look to the boot process not work.

This is a Ubuntu bug with an easy fix:

Get into the VM (using SSH likely) and do the following steps:

  1. Open /etc/grub.d/10_linux
  2. Find and replace GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=”$GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT vt.handoff=7″‘ with  GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=”$GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT”
  3. run “sudo update-grub2” and reboot.

Voilà, the console is back.

.nick

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