Tuesday, February 2, 2010

VGA Boot Codes- Help with live CD/DVD video resolutions

If you ever find yourself in with a live CD or DVD that doesn't default to the correct video mode, here is a handy cheat sheet of video modes to put into the boot parameters. For example, if you wish to have a 1024X768 resolution with 16 bit color, type vga=791 in addition to the regular boot parameters.

Enjoy!

VGA Resolution and Color Depth reference Chart:

Depth800×6001024×768
1280×10241600×1200
8 bitvga=771vga=773
vga=775vga=796
16 bitvga=788vga=791
vga=794vga=798
24 bitvga=789vga=792
vga=795vga=799