View Full Version : [kubuntu] unable to install ubuntu (9.4) - resolution does not allow

March 31st, 2009, 08:01 PM
I am trying to install Kubuntu 9.04 but the screen resolution (1024x600) does not allow me.
kubuntu installer windows do not fit the 1024x600 screen.
I can't see and click OK or cancel buttons in the installer.
Is there a solution for this ?

How can I enable screen panning or virtual resolution prior to installation ?

March 31st, 2009, 10:08 PM
btw, I've managed to enable panning with "eeepan" as described here:
But panning with 1024x768 resolution was still not enough.
It is very weird. Do I really need a higher resolution than 1024x768 to install kubuntu ?

I also tried the following without success:

Anyway, I am open to any recommendations. If with panning to higher resolutions is possible I'd try.

March 31st, 2009, 11:00 PM
i think if you hit f4 key when you start the life cd you will get the option to change the resolution.

there is also an option for safe graphics mode.

i don't have much more than that, i never needed to use the features.

April 1st, 2009, 12:03 PM
but the resolution is correctly set to 1024x600 which my netbook supports.
The problem is thatthe installer does not fit to that height.

Mark Phelps
April 1st, 2009, 01:39 PM
Are you using the LiveCD installer or the alternate text-mode installer. If the former, try using the alternate CD. I've seen the text mode take up less space on the screen than the live CD. It might just fit your display.

April 1st, 2009, 02:20 PM
Should I download this one:

Mark Phelps
April 2nd, 2009, 03:21 AM
Yes, that's the alternate CD ISO. Download it and burn it to CD.

That will use text-mode panels that are smaller than the full-screen stuff that the graphical installer uses.

It also might resize the panels to fit your screen resolution.

April 2nd, 2009, 08:06 PM
I am now trying to install with the alternate cd.
but this installer is not as "plug'n'play" as the live cd.

is there any other solution ?

Mark Phelps
April 3rd, 2009, 04:37 AM
I am now trying to install with the alternate cd.
but this installer is not as "plug'n'play" as the live cd.

is there any other solution ?

There are various alternatives such as installing from an ISO or installing from a network, or from a USB stick -- but in the end, you're still running one of the two installers.

The link below is to a tutorial for installing an older version using the alternate CD:


There may be others in the Tutorials subforum, this is the first one I found.