Subject: install/26563: 2.0_BETA sysinst serious but trivial problem w/ terminal
To: None <gnats-bugs@gnats.NetBSD.org>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/05/2004 19:11:49
>Synopsis: 2.0_BETA sysinst serious but trivial problem w/ terminal
>Arrival-Date: Thu Aug 05 21:37:00 UTC 2004
>Originator: John Refling
sparc ss 20 dual proc ross rt625, serial console
Perhaps I am the only one left on the planet using a serial
console, but this problem on the 20040727 sparc sysinst (and
others?) makes things even more diffucult.
After a "boot net netbsd" with a dhcpd server, etc., I get to
the point where sysinst asks for the terminal type. I use vt100
as always, and get the following response:
Erase is n.
Kill is n.
Now these settings are OK to navigate thru the menus and do
the install AFAICT, but they make using /bin/sh from the utility
menu difficult! Basically, you can't type a command that has
an 'n' in it!
tset -e and reset -e both Seg Fault.
You can use:
stty erase ^H
stty kill ^C
to temporarily solve the problem. Lucky there wasn't a single 'n'
in any of that!
This hopefully is an easy fix. Should see what other architectures
might be affected.
The new style of the install looks good.