"a start job is running for hold until boot process finishes up"

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MichaIng
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Re: "a start job is running for hold until boot process finishes up"

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@gianpaolo @nicheplayer
The issue is the plymouth package. This was not auto-removed during image creation since somehow on Raspbian Stretch repo the mountall is available and marked as "required", so survives any auto-removal. On Debian Stretch this package is not even available: https://packages.debian.org/search?sear ... s=mountall

This package also requires initramfs-tools, thus this is not auto-removed as well. So we finally have an initramfs implementation and a splash screen implementation on RPi that is not required, since RPi has it's own implementation for both features... :(

Simple fix:

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G_AGP mountall && G_AGA
- This purges the mountall packages and auto-removes all it's dependencies including plymouth and initramfs-tools.

And if you already touch things, to resolve a potential service startup issue:

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sed -i '/^After=/s/[[:blank:]]multi-user.target//' /etc/systemd/system/dietpi-postboot.service
systemctl daemon-reload
I also uploaded a new RPi image which resolves the issues. Please report back if you test it, so I can move it into official downloads:
https://dietpi.com/downloads/testing/Di ... Stretch.7z
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Re: "a start job is running for hold until boot process finishes up"

Post by nicheplayer »

MichaIng wrote: Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:33 am The issue is the plymouth package.
This is great news! Thanks for the update, @MichaIng . I ran the G_AGP code block but not the second, yet.
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