YaST firstboot hangs when trying to install clone

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12


After configuring the yast2-firstboot master machine, the installation node hangs at the bootup screen and never starts the reconfiguration process.

The kernel command line includes: splash=silent and quiet

The /etc/YaST2/firstboot.xml and /var/lib/YaST2/reconfig_system are present.


Remove all occurrences of splash=silent and try again.

1. Reconfigure the master machine by going into rescue mode
2. Mount the root partition and remove the var/lib/YaST2/reconfig_system file
3. Reboot the master machine normally.
4. Edit the /etc/default/grub file
5. Remove all splash=silent entries and save the file.
6. Run 'grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg'
7. Run 'touch /var/lib/YaST2/reconfig_system'
8. Power off the master machine and reclone the disk for installation use.


The silent splash is hiding the yast screen.


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  • Document ID:7017088
  • Creation Date: 17-Dec-2015
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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