It appears that /etc/rc.d/init.d/livesys gets executed, but the boot
process isn't waiting for it to complete. So it runs for ever in the
background, waiting for the password.
When the machine has booted up, if I Ctrl-Alt-F2 and log in as root, I
can see that livesys is still running, as is plymouth, still waiting for
I can't work out why this would be happening on a live USB stick, but
not on a HDD installation. My other machines have seemingly the same
setup, but they run fine.
Please help... even if it's just to say that you are(n't) having this
problem. It would be nice to know if it's just me.
On Sun, 2013-02-03 at 23:11 +0000, James Heather wrote:
Just rebuilt my F17 live USB with F18. It seems fine, except that
something weird is happening with mounting persistent /home. It asks for
the password, but then seems to carry on more or less immediately
without waiting for me to type it in. The consequence is that /home
doesn't get unencrypted and mounted.
The problem seems to be in /etc/rc.d/init.d/livesys. That's where the
password prompting happens, and nothing after that line gets executed.
I'd added a line to the end of that file to create a 'james' user, and
in F17, it got executed fine; but it's now never reaching that point.
I can Ctrl-Alt-F2, log in as root, manually mount /home, and manually
create the 'james' user, but that's not much fun. I'd have to do the
mounting bit every time.
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