Subject: Sysinst 1.6 trouble with cooked mode
To: None <,>
From: Olaf Seibert <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 09/28/2002 23:53:07
I reported about this before for 1.5: there is a problem with sysinst
switching the terminal to cooked mode. I noticed it several times before
on the VAX, because it is a testing machine, but now I also noticed when
I upgraded my Alpha to 1.6. See below for the original message.

Also, sysinst cannot be used on an Adm-12 terminal. The Enter key is
interpreted the same as the Cursor Down key, so it is impossible to make
any menu selection. (the cursor down key generates ^J and enter
generates ^M). I had to plug in another terminal for installation.

----- Forwarded message from Olaf Seibert <> -----

Date: Sat, 9 Dec 2000 12:50:49 +0100
From: Olaf Seibert <>
Subject: Sysinst 1.5 troublw

I am using sysinst to upgrade my VAX, but it fails to work properly.
When I get to the screen "Your disk is now ready for installing the
kernel and the distribution sets." the terminal has been switched from
raw to cooked mode, so the cursor keys don't work anymore. This makes
it a lot harder to get through the menus, and the screen is unpleasantly
mixed up...

___ Olaf 'Rhialto' Seibert - rhialto@polder    -- Ah only did well at school
\X/       -- tae git intae an O level class tae git away fae Begbie.
Hi! I am a .signature virus. Copy me into your .signature to help me spread.

----- End forwarded message -----