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Re: Why does mkinitrd require plymouth?



>  > As far as I have understood it, plymouth will be put into the initrd
>  > to allow a
>  > switch into a graphical mode as early as possible.
>
> AIUI, The primary reason it's there is to provide a user interface
> for the 'enter your password' dialog if you have encrypted root.

That was possible in text mode in Fedora 9.

In fact, RHGB used to crash on this question and the user then had to
enter the passphrase in text mode, the remaining of the boot being
text (has RHGB had crashed).


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Mathieu Bridon (bochecha)
French Fedora Ambassador

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safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." ~Benjamin Franklin


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