Ubuntu Fails to Boot with Spice Console

Date: 12 April 2011

Categories: grub, kvm, spice, ubuntu

I needed to roll a couple of debs for my Ubuntu servers at work. Since I run Gentoo on my desktop, I rolled a 64-bit Lucid VM. Unfortunately, after the install finished, I got the following error on the console and the VM wouldn’t boot. error: no suitable mode found error: unknown command 'terminal' I figured the problem had something to do with the interaction with spice console (which I’m using instead of VNC).