During d-i install of ubuntu-server from mini.iso I get no login prompt

Bug #1675453 reported by Dave Morley on 2017-03-23
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
plymouth (Ubuntu)
Status tracked in Artful
Adam Conrad

Bug Description

1. Grab the mini.iso from http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/zesty/main/installer-amd64/current/images/netboot/mini.iso
2. Boot it
3. Run the installer and from the tasksel list select ubuntu basic server and openssh server in addition to the default selected base
4. Complete the install remove the media and reboot

I expect to see a login prompt

I get a blank screen with a cursor top left. SSH logins work as expected

Flip to an alternate TTY and you get the login prompt.

Dave Morley (davmor2) wrote :

Look like mini.iso/netboot will use plymouth in text mode where the server.iso does not. So I think that plymouth is not being taken down and therefore utilising tty1 which is why we see no login adding plymouth to the bug.

affects: debian-installer (Ubuntu) → plymouth (Ubuntu)
Joshua Powers (powersj) on 2017-03-23
Changed in plymouth (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → High
tags: added: rls-z-incoming
tags: added: zesty
Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:

tags: added: iso-testing

In a fresh install, it hangs for five minutes, while it waits for the network interfaces to go up. After login prompt, if you try to restart networking, it complains about policykit-1 not found. Does this happen to you? If so, it is related to bug #1682201

tags: added: rls-aa-incoming
removed: rls-z-incoming
Changed in plymouth (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Adam Conrad (adconrad)
tags: removed: rls-aa-incoming
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