Subject: install/20136: sysinst not usable on pmax (DECstation), upgrade impossible
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 01/31/2003 08:57:22
>Number:         20136
>Category:       install
>Synopsis:       sysinst not usable on pmax (DECstation), upgrade impossible
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    install-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Fri Jan 31 08:58:00 PST 2003
>Originator:     Christian Corti
>Release:        1.5 -> 1.6
NetBSD 1.5 (MYDEF) #3: Wed Dec  6 14:47:43 CET 2000 (old system)

NetBSD 1.6 installation kernel from .../pmax/binary/kernel/netbsd-INSTALL.gz

I tried to upgrade my 1.5 installation to 1.6 as instructed by the
installation manual. I booted netbsd-INSTALL.gz which starts sysinst.
When selecting the upgrade option, I can navigate through the menus
and enter the abbreviation keys for the menu items. But after sysinst
updated the disklabel it wants to know if to do a full or a custom
install, and navigation is no more possible. The only keys that work
are Enter (which is not an option!), Ctrl-C to interrupt the program
and Ctrl-Z to put it in the background.
Both rcons (with monitor and keyboard) and a vt100 terminal as
serial console at port 3 (and probably all other terminals too)
won't work, the result is always the same.

Follow the installation instruction in INSTALL.(ps|html|txt) for
upgrading from a previous NetBSD installation.