Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 467787
plymouth hides error messages, continues when there is an error
Last modified: 2008-10-27 15:39:35 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):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. edit your grub conf, invalidate root=
2. boot the kernel with invalid root parameter
Plymouth continues until the end, without any error message, at least at the end.
Plymouth hides when any error message appears, to show up the reason of the failure.
Plymouth should also hide in case there is a failure in any service start.
All errors might be difficult, but failure to mount root we should definitely be able to do a 'plymouth --hide-splash' for
There is a plymounth --details in the call failure() in init.d/functions script.
For text based boot it seems to do nothing.
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.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 460606 ***