sysinstall colours

Ed Schouten ed at
Sun Oct 11 14:29:25 UTC 2009

* Paul B Mahol <onemda at> wrote:
> This have nothing to do with ncurses, colors you like  simple can not
> be displayed in current syscons(4) and making support for 256 colors
> or even true bit color in sysinstall(so that it looks amazing in
> konsole) is waste of time.

Yes. As of recently, our terminal emulator gained 256 color support, but
this gets smashed down to 8 colors, simply because Syscons cannot handle
more than 16 foreground and 8 background colors.

This is how colors are converted:

 Ed Schouten <ed at>
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