I'm trying to install Fedora 15 using the KVM VNC console. I can create the virtual machine just fine and can connect to the VNC console. A bunch of text scrolls by and then it hangs. I presume this is where the installer would be switching to the GUI but the VNC console can't cope.
How can I either convince VNC to switch the the graphical view or force the installer to be text-only?
For the latter, I have tried adding the "text" kernel option when I boot the VM, but it still hangs at the same place.
The host OS is Ubuntu 10 LTS.
Fedora will be running in a headless, text-only mode. I won't be using its GUI when it's running. In other words, this is for a server installation. I know FC can run in less than 1GB because I run one on a Linode with just 512MB.
Solution to the installer problem: boost the amount of memory to at least 768MB. It runs much better. After the installation was complete, I was able to reduce the memory footprint to 384MB and could go even lower if I wanted.