Subject: Re: garbled fonts with new boot blocks
To: Bob Lantz <lantz@Stanford.EDU>
From: Simon Burge <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/23/1999 08:41:47
Bob Lantz wrote:
> > > 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.
This has been fixed now, and will be in the next BETA I upload
(hopefully today Aus time). Thanks to Michael Hitch for rebooting
his machine numerous times :-)