Bug#491313: live-initramfs: support splashy
On 16/08/2008, Chris Lamb <chris at chris-lamb.co.uk> wrote:
> Michal Suchanek wrote:
> > When splashy is installed in the root image it shows on boot and does
> > nothing until the init from the root image is executed.
> Oh? Splashy currently works quite well within Debian Live. Running the image
> generated by:
> $ lh_config --bootappend-live "quiet vga=791 splash" --packages "splashy"
> $ lh_build
> .. "just works" for me under Lenny, including movement in the status bar
> before the rootfs's init is executed. You can also see splashy in action in
For me there is a long delay between start of splashy and the time the
progress bar starts to fill. I use httpfs so this cannot be attributed
to the time during which the image is downloaded. If I turn off
splashy just after the bar starts filling I see init running.
There are some calls to usplash for setting timeout and for the
"remove CD" prompt which would obviously fail with splashy. However,
most of the lack of support should be probably blamed on
Also splashy now has a bug that prevents it from displaying the boot
messages, it can only display the progress bar or crash. Since the
progress is not known during initramfs it is unlikely that there could
be anything displayed at all except perhaps the "indefinite" progress
which typically keeps a filled bit moving from left to right and back
inside the progress bar.