Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 831013
Boot delay while message "Cannot open font file True" displays
Last modified: 2012-09-13 13:23:05 EDT
Description of problem:
My system boot is delayed while the message "Cannot open font file True" displays.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot the system
2. Look for the message
3. Observe the boot up delay
Boot up is delayed for about 30 seconds, maybe a minute?
System should boot up right away.
I'm not sure whether this happens after grub2 hands over the boot process to the kernel, or whether it's still under grub2's control. I don't know how to tell.
It is apparently a bug in the installer that will be fixed for f18. It is too late to fix it for f17.
A workaround is described in https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=799401#c23
lmgtfy also points at
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 799401 ***
The suggested fix in this bug https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=799401 also fixed my problem. Together with removing a bogus swap partition from /etc/fstab now my system boot time is quite fast. I'm very happy about that. Thanks for the pointers!