if you watch small about 80 chars terminal output in the middle of yours gigantic LCD screen..
you should try to change screen resolution. It depends on your distribution (Fedora, Ubuntu or Red Hat) and boot manager.
I am using Fedora Project 17 on VMWare with GRUB2.
Lets modify /etc/default/grub
#try to set native monitor resolution GRUB_GFXMODE=1024x768 #force to keep graphic mode GRUB_GFXPAYLOAD_LINUX=keep
Yes, that's right, modern terminals running text mode over graphic gfxterm
to apply changes lets execute
grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg
Now you should see the text in entire screen.