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Re: [opensuse] lack of space on /boot for new kernel
  • From: Robin Klitscher <robin.klitscher@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2014 10:02:07 +1300
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On 01/17/2014 09:35 AM, Carlos E. R. wrote:
On 2014-01-16 21:21, John Andersen wrote:

Some questions if I may:

1) So what functionality (besides eye-candy) does Plymouth supply such that
can simply un-install it and everything runs just fine?


Of course, it has features that allow entering the password for an
encrypted filesystem. Also, as boot messages are not displayed, it
captures them into a file (/var/log/boot.msg). Maybe it displays them on
request, I'm not sure because I always remove plymouth.

I remove it mostly because I want to see the plain text messages of boot
flowing by, and because it can sometimes interfere with the graphical X
session and other things. I also have separate boot partitions, which
were ample enough some years ago but now are too small. It has problems
(I have seen many reports), fortunately not hitting everybody - but I
will not risk it. I do not want to have to find out if some weird
problem I have is related to plymouth, so I remove it. Clear field.

For what it may be worth, as a mere ignorant user I just have
splash=verbose on the kernel line in grub.cfg (or menu.lst). This gives
me the plain text messages flowing by (too fast to read, actually) in
place of the eye-candy while leaving Plymouth running (or at least
that's what the boot log reports).

Robin K
Wellington "Harbour City"
New Zealand
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