Plymouth text version

Len Ovens len at
Tue Nov 13 00:06:38 UTC 2012

On Mon, November 12, 2012 3:18 pm, lukefromdc at wrote:
> One thing about installing cryptsetup by default as a means of starting
> plymouth early: it does not require any changes from a "vanilla" install
> of Ubuntu, as an early start to plymouth is then the normal behavior in
> Ubuntu. Nothing to maintain but the theme, the rest is upstream Ubuntu,
> cryptsetup, and plymouth mantainance. In fact, live disks also have
> cryptsetup installed, so as to permit them to read encrypted volumes. That
> also is probably why plymouth starts early on a live disk, though I can't
> verify that having never made a live installer from an installed
> filesystem.
> As such, it is possible to start plymouth at kernel modeswitch simply by
> installing cryptsetup, and not have to implement nor maintain anything not
> part of vanilla Ubuntu.

Interesting, we already ship the cryptlibs. I'm trying it anyway adds 318k
to the install... already on the ISO

Len Ovens

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