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Re: Why does mkinitrd require plymouth?



On Wed, 2009-01-28 at 19:11 +0100, Mathieu Bridon (bochecha) wrote:
>  
> 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).

And now instead of two different code paths to get the passphrase
entered, we have one.

Plymouth is what provides the "text" mode bootup.  It /also/ provides
the graphical boot up, via plugins.  It is what generates boot.log,
shows messages on the screen, and captures passphrases for encrypted
root.

-- 
Jesse Keating
Fedora -- FreedomĀ² is a feature!
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