Description of problem:
I've installed Fedora 25 Beta 1.1 on a SD card using Fedora arm-image-installer for arm sbc pcDuino3 Nano. After powering on, boot process stopped without visible reason. There was no login prompt on the terminal. After alt-f2, on second I got the login prompt. After investigating, I've found out that boot process was actually still running and `systemctl list-jobs` reported that initial-boot service is still running. After stopping the service, boot process finished. There was no crash or other error report in the logs. Seems initial-setup was running, but not on first terminal (tty1). I've this confirmed later, when I've attached cable to serial console (ttyS0).
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. install sd card with latest Fedora
2. boot it
boot stucks with initial-setup running, but not visible on first terminal
We have discussed this issues but were unfortunately not able to come up with a universal and robust enough solution for the Fedora 25 time frame. There is no good way how to decide which console should be used as there are devices that have both a serial console and graphical output and users could be using either of them.
Possible workaround for F25 are:
Setting the console to /dev/tty1 via boot command line parameters.
Using the Fedora arm image installer to enable password-less login for root, logging in via tty2, setting a root password and then disabling the Initial Setup service (systemctl disable initial-setup.service).
Or to make the system available over network as described in the first question of the F24 installation FAQ (How do I use Fedora ARM when I have no serial cable or display?).
For Fedora 26 the best solution (as suggested by Peter Robinson) seems to be to identify what consoles the user might be using and then display a prompt on them asking the user if the given console should be used to initial system configuration. Once the user confirms the prompt on one console then Initial Setup will be started on it & the other prompt on different consoles would be deactivated. According to systemd developers/maintainers a generator unit looks like the best candidate for launching the prompts.
The same issue here. It is quite inconvenient. If I were not already 100% decided for Fedora, I would rather try another distro than debug a frozen boot process. And it is yet one more manual task with each installation.
Maybe, as a workaround, arm-image-installer could offer to disable initial-setup.
> Maybe, as a workaround, arm-image-installer could offer to disable
I have considered offering the ability to set all those bits via that utility but the people that maintain it don't have the cycles. Feel free to assist. You can work around it for text based installs (such as minimal) by using that that tool to explicitly set a console using --console
Moving to rawhide to track feature for F-26
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 26 development cycle.
Changing version to '26'.
Martin what's the status for this for F-26?b
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