I've tried 3 different systems including VMWare with very same Ubuntu 10.04 (Server Edition) basic installation.
- Phisical computer
On first two, I am able to easily change console resolution(not grub resolution) by altering /etc/default/grub:
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="nomodeset" GRUB_GFXMODE=1024x768 GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX=keep
Then of course sudo update-grub2; sudo reboot
However, with VMWare,
GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX=keep will result to blank screen (although based on windows size seems like resolution is set after bootup).
I've tried on 7.x and 8.0.2 versions of VMWare Workstation. So the question is, what special steps to be done in order to change console resolution on VMWare?