I am installing ubuntu server in a vmware vm. In the expert installer there is this question (i guess this is the same in the debian installer):
Please enter a space delimited list of virtual consoles you use
and the standard setting is:
I wonder if I can reduce this to maybe 1-2. I am not sure what it exactly means. I will only use one "physical" console for install one time and maybe later for emergencies, but normally only ssh remote login consoles.
Maybe this is related to this faq entry:
So my question is: what does it change if I reduce this to 1-2? I am wondering on each install.
EDIT: I selected this for my install:
But later on the running instance I got 6 consoles with Alt-1 .. Alt-6 on the vmware console nonetheless. Strange. There are 6 instances of "getty" showing up in the processlist.
EDIT 2: I should have added that this was the Ubuntu 10.04 server install Disk (i386) "Lucid Lynx" beta 2