antix 17 valid live CD boot option results in broken grub.cfg when OS installed

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    I’m using antix 17 base i386. Booting live CD, and editing for “ask”
    as vga option (because I have weird 1440×900 monitor) results in vga=ask
    token in grub.cfg when the OS is installed, and this is “no longer
    supported” and so the install fails to boot.

    I fixed by hitting ‘e’ to edit and grub boot script, deleting the
    characters vga=ask and then F10 to continue booting. I fixed permanently
    by changing /etc/default/grub and then running sudo update-grub:

    diff grub.bak grub
    9c9
    < GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=”vga=ask quiet”

    > GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=”vga=788 quiet”

    Suggestion: anything offered in booting the live CD successfully ought
    to result in a bootable OS when installed to hard disk. I’m thinking
    about those humble users coming from the monopoly microcomputer OS —
    we want them to have a great first experience.
    Thanks.

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