Description of the issue (screenshots if relevant):
Trying to look at OpenMandriva (after a few years as a Mandrake/Mandriva user back in the 2000s) using VirtualBox, and there seems to be a problem with recognition of hardware, specifically the display size. I’ve downloaded the .iso above and set up a new VM and tried to install. The problem is that all the buttons (I assume) are invisible, so there’s no way I can continue past the first screen (I tried alt-c but that’s obviously the hotkey for cancel, not continue!). My monitor is a 19" widescreen LCD tv/monitor running in 1360x768 resolution. I’ve got a number of other operating systems in other VMs, none of them have any problem with this setup, but it seems OpenMandriva is the exception. I can use the cursor keys to select the option to install, but once I’ve done that and hit ‘enter’, all I can get is the following screen (see linked .png, http://www.meadows.pair.com/mandriva_problem.png) and thereafter I’m stuck. As I said, I guesed at alt-c, but that’s cancel. I really can’t see my way clear to going through an installation guessing at the hotkeys.
3.01 is pretty old now.
For first exploring and try system I’d suggest recent 3.02 series, the latest of them is todays build ISO 1082
Since 3.01 release, there have been many improvements, and you will be able to enjoy OMLx with the latest features.
I can tell you what I’m doing for install in new VB virtual machines:
I think Calamares doesn’t support low resolution. Because it is just a window pick the upper band with your mouse and move it until you can see the bottom buttons. This is what I usually do. Once you installed the system you may use vbox additions to get higher resolutions.
You might start with an up to date version of VirtualBox. You have 5.0.40 that is REALLY old. Current is 5.1.22. I suspect Ubuntu has the latest version of VirtualBox in their repos don’t they? (Full disclosure: Don’t use or know much about Ubuntu)
So I try to reproduce brian_m’s problem. I’m using OpenMandriva Lx 3.02 (Installed from ISO 1077) fully updated, standard repos. Install VirtualBox 5.1.22 from OM repos and simultaneously burn DVD of Lx 3.02 ISO 1082 and lo I get thus:
This is on an ASUS X550C notebook 15.6 in (39.6 cm) display, 1366x768 res, Intel graphics. Again using Lx 3.02 ISO build 1082 in Live with no additional packages installed just using available VBox settings.
the [strike]problem[/strike] Task it is not a notebook or real hardware, the Task it is
a first testing on with installing and not know to resizing.
Without call the Livesystem on DVD. First -install Openmandriva- directly to the Vbox.
now the question :
It is give a command for VBox to make it automatic to an other resolution like 1024x768 or something where shrink/enlarge automatic the install screen in vbox.
This works only with drivers. (Maybe with SVGA or something in a standard resolution of 1024x768 )
I have tested the changing of the Screen via Menu → View=> Resize to 1024x768,
Works not because the drivers not inside .
Host Computer: Nvidia 660 gtx ti, W7
Rugy, *thumps up* because the drivers must be include in the install medium.
and “lsmod |grep virtualbox && if -m virtualbox, make a resolution > 1024x768”
something in this direction …
how works on the others Distributions who used calamares ?
Calamares is maintained by the Calamares team. Most of us are also KDE developers, and we have received contributions from BBQLinux, Fedora, KaOS, Kubuntu, Manjaro, Maui, Netrunner and OpenMandriva developers as well.
We gladly accept contributions from everyone, and we have no exclusive association with any Linux distribution. Calamares is not a KDE project, or a KaOS project, or a Manjaro project, we are just a bunch of people dumping some code on GitHub.