TrevorH wrote:Then you did it incorrectly as removing rhgb quiet from the kernel command line should disable that splash screen completely and just leave you looking at thousands of kernel messages as they scroll past.
Sorry, I was wrong about the "exact" part. It does change what it says right before the "Welcome to CentOS Linux 7 (Core)!" line, it does list many, many kernel messages, but those all fly by very fast. Here's what I'm doing:
1. Power on machine
2. At the grub screen I press the e key.
3. This loads the grub editor. I look for the line that says: linux16 /vmlinuz-3.10.0-229.11.1.el7.x86_64... etc
4. I remove rhgb quiet from that line, then press ctrl-x.
5. Many many lines fly by very quickly, then it stops at the "Welcome to CentOS Linux 7 (Core)!" message. There are a few empty lines below it and a flashing cursor, and there it sits for 12 minutes.
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[ OK ] Mounted /sysroot.
[ OK ] Reached target Initrd Root File System.
Starting Reload Configuration from the Real Root...
[ OK ] Started Reload Configuration from the Real Root.
[ OK ] Reached target Initrd File Systems.
[ OK ] Reached target Initrd Default Target.
[ 7.798966] system-journald: Received SIGTERM
[ 8.852904] SELinux: Disabled at runtime.
[ 8.876058] type=1404 audit(1519047576.325:2): selinux=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295
[ 8.999790] system: RTC configured in local time, applying delta of -360 minutes to system time.
Welcome to CentOS Linux 7 (Core)!
_ <-- Flashing cursor here for 12 minutes...
6. Then, after 12 minutes it says:
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[ OK ] Stopped Switch Root.
[ OK ] Stopped target Switch Root.
[ OK ] Stopped target Initrd File Systems.
7. ... and proceeds to boot in just a few seconds to the login.
Does it have something to do with the "Stopped Switch Root" line? That's the first thing it says right after the 12 minute hang.
Thanks again so much!