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When I boot Ubuntu 11.04, GRUB shows me a nice, blank pink screen, until most of the OS is loaded, after which I can see some output text.

I can't fix it unless I switch to console mode instead of graphics mode, but I don't want to do that because then I can't change the screen resolution.

This used to work correctly in version 10.04 and 10.10.

(I've even tried the debug --verbose boot option, but it only displays things on shutdown, not boot. Removing quiet or splash options doesn't help.)

Any ideas on how to fix that?

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You should be happy that you get a pink screen and not a black screen of death or a blue screen of death. –  N.N. Jul 15 '11 at 16:34
    
@N.N.: Actually, I get a blue screen if I install KDE. :P –  Mehrdad Jul 15 '11 at 16:38
    
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I have found that this pink screen of death (PSoD) doesn't happen to me on the older kernel

Linux xxx 2.6.38-8-generic #42-Ubuntu SMP Mon Apr 11 03:31:50 UTC 2011 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

kernels 2.6.38-10 and -11 are causing that to me.

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It depends on the settings; I've had both black and pink. When I use the old kernel in VirtualBox, the screen is still pure black -- no output until most things have booted. –  Mehrdad Aug 21 '11 at 20:20

Terminal resolution is independent on guest additions. Virtual Box uses a standard terminal resolution for booting that can only be increased at a later stage.

However if you need to have a larger command line display you could try Scale Mode Host+C or Full Screen Mode Host+F for scaling the display windows size.

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