disconnected drive stalls boot: prompt can be hidden

Bug #1072819 reported by Daniel Hollocher on 2012-10-29
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
plymouth (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

the boot pauses if I have a drive disconnected. There is a prompt asking to skip mounting the drive, but that prompt disappears if you exit the splash screen and go back. So, either the boot shouldn't pause, or the prompt should remain shown. The drive is just extra storage, and not essential for boot, ie, /home / /boot are all available on the primary drive

There are two fstab entries for the disconnected drive

The prompt disappears if I switch away the little splash screen, either with ctrl+alt+F#, or esc.

The way I ran into this problem is that I disconnected one drive to plug in a friends drive. Then my computer failed to boot (as I missed the prompt about the missing mount points).

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: mountall 2.42
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-17.28-generic 3.5.5
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-17-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.6.1-0ubuntu3
Architecture: i386
Date: Mon Oct 29 13:21:00 2012
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: mountall
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to quantal on 2012-09-11 (48 days ago)

Daniel Hollocher (chogydan) wrote :
Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :

The failure to redisplay the prompt after toggling the splash view is a standing plymouth bug. Reassigning.

affects: mountall (Ubuntu) → plymouth (Ubuntu)
Changed in plymouth (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
Daniel Hollocher (chogydan) wrote :

ok, thanks!

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