[s390x] "Exit To Shell" does not bring to a shell

Bug #1823797 reported by Paride Legovini on 2019-04-08
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Bug Description

When subiquity encounters a problem the user is prompted to either view the full installation log, reboot, or exit to a shell (see attached screenshot). Selecting "Exit To Shell" brings to a login prompt instead of executing a shell. It is unclear if a valid username/password pair exists and allows to actually login.

This happens with both the latest daily ISO image (20190408) and with the disco beta image. The problem is reproducible by trying to install with virt-install (provided that the installer encounters a problem, of course!), e.g.:

virt-install --name test --ram 1024 --disk path=/path/to/test.qcow2,bus=virtio --cdrom ubuntu-19.04-beta-live-server-s390x.iso

Paride Legovini (legovini) wrote :
Paride Legovini (legovini) wrote :

I'm not sure if related, but while booting the following error message is printed:

  [FAILED] Failed to start Create System Users.

When given the "Exit To Shell" login prompt no reasonable default username/password pair works, so it *may* be that a default user hasn't been set up.

Paride Legovini (legovini) wrote :

For the record, I've been hit by this bug while working at


and specifically at:


which is the subiquity version of the original issue.

Paride Legovini (legovini) wrote :

The problem affects serial terminals, and the reason is that serial getty it not configured for automatic login unlike regular getty.

It is possible to log in with username 'ubuntu-server' and no password.

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