Running VMware Workstation Pro 16.1.x on Windows. Cannot install Elementary OS 6 from VM because display area is too small.
I was facing the same issue with VMWare Workstation 16.1.x till I reach this post and took the advice posted previously of Colin Dean regarding EFI Mode The issue that I wasn't able to reach this option through the VMWare GUI, so after a quick google search, all the needed to solve the issue is the below :
- Create your Elementary OS
- No need to start it yet
- Go to the machine .VMX file
- add the below in the second line of the VMX file
- Save the .VMX file
- Boot your machine
This solved the issue for me, please try it and let me know :)
On VirtualBox, you have to enable EFI mode. Perhaps there is a similar setting for VMWare.