The screenshot below is the Ubuntu 18.04 installer as seen via virsh console / tty0 i.e. the installation takes place on a remote system in a guest VM.

Is it anyhow possible to see installer's activity details happening in background?

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You should be able to watch the output on tty4.

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Switch to tty4 with alt+f4

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Here are some tips on switching the tty with qemu: https://askubuntu.com/questions/54814/how-can-i-ctrl-alt-f-to-get-to-a-tty-in-a-qemu-session

Using alt + left/right arrows seems like the most promising approach.

  • Scheider - that is, if you access the guest via VMWare UI. What if you have just a bash login? – J. Doe Jun 12 at 15:06
  • That shouldn't make a difference – Gerald Schneider Jun 12 at 15:17
  • Alt-F4 -> closes my bash/ssh terminal window. – J. Doe Jun 12 at 15:31
  • Well, I can't do any more tests until tomorrow. Until then you could google how to switch virtual console with qemu. I'm sure it's documented. – Gerald Schneider Jun 12 at 15:49
  • The OP is using a (virtual) serial console, not a framebuffer console. This won't work at all. – Michael Hampton Aug 30 at 9:29

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