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|Summary:||plymouth hides error messages, continues when there is an error|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Adam Pribyl <covex>|
|Component:||mkinitrd||Assignee:||Peter Jones <pjones>|
|Status:||CLOSED DUPLICATE||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Version:||rawhide||CC:||dcantrell, katzj, notting, pjones, wtogami|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2008-10-27 15:39:35 EDT||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
|Bug Depends On:|
|Bug Blocks:||446449, 457945|
Description Adam Pribyl 2008-10-20 17:23:11 EDT
Description of problem: Today I found one more problem with text based plymouth - this is when the system boot fails - e.g. because it is not able to mount root partition, then progress bar continues silently until the end and there is no way how to found what got wrong, because the error message is not displayed. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): mkinitrd-6.0.67-1.fc10 How reproducible: always Steps to Reproduce: 1. edit your grub conf, invalidate root= 2. boot the kernel with invalid root parameter Actual results: Plymouth continues until the end, without any error message, at least at the end. Expected results: Plymouth hides when any error message appears, to show up the reason of the failure. Additional info: Plymouth should also hide in case there is a failure in any service start.
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2008-10-20 17:31:19 EDT
All errors might be difficult, but failure to mount root we should definitely be able to do a 'plymouth --hide-splash' for
Comment 2 Adam Pribyl 2008-10-21 03:48:04 EDT
There is a plymounth --details in the call failure() in init.d/functions script. For text based boot it seems to do nothing.
Comment 3 Adam Pribyl 2008-10-22 03:21:21 EDT
From the interview in Fedora magazin yesterday I understand that failures in service starts are shown in dialog in GDM after system boot up. This is probably fine, as long as the system gets to GDM. Inteview also meantioned the problem with / mount, therefore I understand this is known problem.