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Feature #6766

Display an error message when boot fails

Added by alant over 5 years ago. Updated over 5 years ago.

Status:
Confirmed
Priority:
Low
Assignee:
-
Category:
-
Target version:
-
Start date:
02/25/2014
Due date:
% Done:

0%

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Type of work:
Code
Blueprint:
Starter:
No
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Description

When boot fails, e.g. the roo filesystem is not found, there is no user visible outout.

We should display a message when such a problem happens. We can either send a message to plymouth, or kill plymouth when something goes wrong.


Related issues

Related to Tails - Bug #9234: Abort boot when any live-config hook fails Confirmed 04/15/2015
Related to Tails - Bug #16030: SquashFS errors during boot lead to false-positives on graphics card error reports Confirmed 10/03/2018

History

#1 Updated by sajolida over 5 years ago

  • Tracker changed from Bug to Feature
  • Subject changed from There is no message when boot fails to Display an error message when boot fails
  • Status changed from New to Confirmed

Are you referring to the cases when the boot progress bar gets 100% white but stuck there?

Then yes, it would be nice to detect that and fallback to a dirty error message.

#2 Updated by intrigeri over 5 years ago

FWIW, in that case the progress bar is stuck but behind the curtain, the initramfs has displayed an error and opened a shell.

Also, I'm not sure it's worth spending time on this instead of fixing the root cause of the problem (#6397). YMMV, of course :)

#3 Updated by u 11 months ago

  • Related to deleted (Feature #6397: Support booting from USB devices exposed as non-removable)

#4 Updated by u 11 months ago

  • Related to Feature #6397: Support booting from USB devices exposed as non-removable added

#5 Updated by u 11 months ago

  • Related to deleted (Feature #6397: Support booting from USB devices exposed as non-removable)

#6 Updated by u 11 months ago

  • Blocked by Feature #6397: Support booting from USB devices exposed as non-removable added

#7 Updated by u 11 months ago

  • Related to Bug #9234: Abort boot when any live-config hook fails added

#8 Updated by u 11 months ago

  • Blocked by deleted (Feature #6397: Support booting from USB devices exposed as non-removable)

#9 Updated by sajolida 6 months ago

  • Related to Bug #16030: SquashFS errors during boot lead to false-positives on graphics card error reports added

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