Subject: Re: garbled fonts with new boot blocks
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Bob Lantz <lantz@Stanford.EDU>
Date: 04/22/1999 15:32:17
> > I just switched to a new /boot, and I get the same garbled output. It
> > looks like the bootstrap is clobbering the PROM fonts somehow.
> Wow. I don't think the bootblocks touch any PROM-reserved areas of RAM.
> What sort of machines are these problems happening on - I'll see if I
> can reproduce it here.
Yes, I get garbled characters on one line as the kernel is loading.
It should be something like
but instead it's more like
#^%$#&^# #$#$^ #$ #$#
Where the above symbols are approximations of garbled fonts.
On my DS5000/260 "3maxplus"
Other than that, the boot seems to be fine, and 1.4 beta starts up fine.