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Title
Using a monochrome monitor and booted off the recovery diskettes, screen appearance and cursor behavior are abnormal.
Keywords
Monochrome Monitor Terminal Emulation Boot Recovery
Product Release(s)
BackupEDGE 01.01.0X / RecoverEDGE 2
Problem Description
Using a monochrome monitor and booted off the recovery diskettes, screen appearance and cursor behavior are abnormal.

Cause
Terminal emulation is not being set properly.

Solution

Make the following changes so that terminal emulation is set correctly. The ansi terminal emulation file will be replaced with a modified ansi terminal emulation file which includes settings that will enable proper screen appearance and cursor function when running on a monochrome monitor.

The following procedure outlines the necessary changes.

          1.  While booted from the recovery diskettes and in the top level
              RecoverEDGE 2 menu, invoke Utilities -> Shell

2. Change directory to the appropriate location by executing the command:

cd /usr/lib/terminfo/a

3. Make a copy of the ansi file for safekeeping and then copy the file ansi_ncc (short for no color console) to ansi by executing the following commands:

cp ansi ansi_old cp ansi_ncc ansi

4. Exit from the RecoverEDGE 2 shell and return to the RecoverEDGE 2 menu.

The terminal emulation mode should be set properly.

If you are still experiencing difficulties, return back to the top level RecoverEDGE 2 menu and toggle the Monochrome/Color option once and then proceed with the restore as usual.

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Last Updated - 2018/05/16

 

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