Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 471007
Plymouthd blocks keyboard if rescue booting with init=/bin/bash
Last modified: 2013-02-28 23:07:50 EST
Description of problem:
If you change GRUB prompt to replace init with the shell
(almost standard rescue procedure when everything fails)
plymouthd blocks keyboard output - no chars (or only something) is shown
in the prompt.
Anyway, is still accepts input, so if you are able to kill plymouthd and reset terminal, it works again.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
(encrypted PV, if it has some impact)
- remove "rhgb quiet" from GRUB parameters and replace with init=/bin/bash
- try to write something when bash shell appears. press enter.
Working rescue shell only. Note that I do not want boot into single user, I need run shell here instead of init (imagine init is broken, udev is broken, etc)
building a fix for this now
This fixed is in current Rawhide plymouth. Please retest and confirm the fix (or reopen the bug if it doesn't work as expected).