Subject: bin/4535: sysinst should support ^L for screen refresh..
To: None <>
From: Bill Sommerfeld <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 11/18/1997 15:27:53
>Number:         4535
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       sysinst should support ^L for screen refresh..
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    bin-bug-people (Utility Bug People)
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Tue Nov 18 07:35:02 1997
>Originator:     Bill Sommerfeld
>Release:        971114-ish
System: NetBSD 1.3_ALPHA NetBSD 1.3_ALPHA (ORCHARD) #12: Sat Nov 8 09:13:50 EST 1997 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.