Bug 801552 - SYSFONT=True causes error message during boot
SYSFONT=True causes error message during boot
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 799401
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-03-08 15:16 EST by Jaroslaw Gorny
Modified: 2012-06-26 06:26 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-04-18 09:35:43 EDT
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Description Jaroslaw Gorny 2012-03-08 15:16:46 EST
Description of problem:

/etc/default/grub in GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX= directive contains an entry "SYSFONT=True"

Such a font does not exist (at least in 'Default' installation of F17 Alpha2 + all updates until today). This causes error during boot.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora 17
2. Boot system

Actual results:
Error "Cannot find font True" appears during early boot stage.

Expected results:
No error. Either this entry should be disabled, or changed, or font installed by default.
Comment 1 Mads Kiilerich 2012-04-17 18:38:23 EDT
That file has been generated by anaconda ... and it did apparently for some reason put a bad value there.

Please attach the whole /etc/default/grub file and the anaconda log.

How did you install? Manually with an install media?
Comment 2 Chris Lumens 2012-04-18 09:35:43 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 799401 ***
Comment 3 Nguha Huirama-Patuwai 2012-06-26 06:26:52 EDT

How do you kill this bug?  How can you access dracut and stop it from crashing?

To date, I am overwriting (replacing the word 'true' with DejaVu Sans.  Dracut needs to recognise this change......still trying to fix this....Dracut also tells me that a certain file does not exist....I am trying to download Dracut so that I can see how it works...... June 28 2012

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