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Plymouth font missing at boot

Postby Ring0Bearer on Tue Oct 08, 2013 12:51 am

In a whole-disk encrypted system, the only assessable partition at boot time is the /boot partition, all other(s) are encrypted. Plymouth cannot access the font and only displays rectangles (even when prompting or the passphrase). I have yet to discover how to have Plymouth look in /boot for the needed font; still looking.
Any suggestions?
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Re: Plymouth font missing at boot

Postby 7052538 on Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:26 am

Try this:

Create a /etc/initramfs-tools/hooks/plymouth-missing-fonts-fix file containing the following:
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    #!/bin/sh

    set -e

    PREREQ=""

    prereqs()
    {
        echo "${PREREQ}"
    }

    case "${1}" in
        prereqs)
            prereqs
            exit 0
            ;;
    esac

    . /usr/share/initramfs-tools/hook-functions

    mkdir -p "${DESTDIR}/usr/share/fonts/truetype/dejavu"

    cp -a /usr/share/fonts/truetype/dejavu/DejaVuSerif.ttf "${DESTDIR}/usr/share/fonts/truetype/dejavu"
    cp -a /usr/share/fonts/truetype/dejavu/DejaVuSans.ttf  "${DESTDIR}/usr/share/fonts/truetype/dejavu"


Make it executable:

$ sudo chmod a+x /etc/initramfs-tools/hooks/plymouth-missing-fonts-fix

And rebuild the initrd image:

$ sudo update-initramfs -u
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Re: Plymouth font missing at boot

Postby -RF- on Tue Dec 31, 2013 1:46 pm

Hi,

I had the same problem and today I tried the solution and it worked. Thank you very much!

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