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Thread: 8.04 PowerPC Encryption Splash Screen Problem

  1. #1
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    Unhappy 8.04 PowerPC Encryption Splash Screen Problem

    I have installed 8.04 on my G4 (AGP graphics). I enabled disk encryption using the alternate install disk.

    The install goes smoothly, however upon restart, after the splash screen appears (with the little line thingy which moves back and forth), the screen goes black when it should be asking for the disk encryption password.

    I have tried to switch to VT's, but no luck, except to VT1 - however, I don't get a password prompt - so booting just stops as I cannot unlock the disk.

    Any help is appreciated.

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    Re: 8.04 PowerPC Encryption Splash Screen Problem

    Can you try interrupting yaboot at the second-stage at the boot: prompt, (hit -tab- ) and passing a kernel parameter to disable the splash screen and see boot messages instead?

    Code:
    Linux nosplash
    I'm not experienced with booting with encryption, so not sure if this might disable any gui prompts if that is the case...
    20" G5 iMac - AMD64 HP desktop
    http://www.ppclinux.info/

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    Re: 8.04 PowerPC Encryption Splash Screen Problem

    tried Linux nosplash and Linux video=ofonly nosplash.

    No love from either . . .

    An install w/o encryption works just fine on the hardware.

    thanks

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    Re: 8.04 PowerPC Encryption Splash Screen Problem

    I don't have any trouble with 8.04, but on 7.10 I had to edit /boot/grub/menu.lst and change "splash" to "nosplash" to boot in text mode, then the prompts come up. It's not as pretty but works just fine. Don't forget to run update-grub after you edit.
    Ubuntu 13.10x64 on Thinkpad x220 with crypted / and swap

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