Subject: bin/4535: sysinst should support ^L for screen refresh..
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Bill Sommerfeld <email@example.com>
Date: 11/18/1997 15:27:53
>Synopsis: sysinst should support ^L for screen refresh..
>Responsible: bin-bug-people (Utility Bug People)
>Arrival-Date: Tue Nov 18 07:35:02 1997
>Originator: Bill Sommerfeld
System: NetBSD orchard.arlington.ma.us 1.3_ALPHA NetBSD 1.3_ALPHA (ORCHARD) #12: Sat Nov 8 09:13:50 EST 1997 firstname.lastname@example.org:/usr/sommerfeld/NetBSD-1.3/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/ORCHARD i386
when installing onto a system with two new disks with no
disklabels on them, sysinst winds up triggering kernel
printf's of the form:
`sd0: no disk label'
.. which gets mixed into the output, messing up the screen
display. this is merely a cosmetic defect but cosmetic
defects count when you're dealing with install programs..
it should be possible for those messages to wind up somewhere
saner than that.
but failing that, it should be possible to use control-L to repaint
the screen [one of the few key bindings which vi and emacs
agree on :-) ]
reformat disks, try to install, watch crud appear on screen.
unknown; reporting now so it doesn't get lost.