On 11/16/2017 02:01 PM, dominic adair-jones wrote: > On Thu, Nov 16, 2017, 4:55 PM Gordon Messmer <gordon.messmer at gmail.com> > wrote: >> Alt+d will switch to the text output of the init process. Press that >> combo as soon as you see the boot animation. > Not understanding. At what point in the boot process should I be doing that ... as soon as you see the boot animation. When you see the grey screen, use Alt+d on the keyboard to switch to the text output. There, you will typically see text that describes why the boot process isn't completing. > and why would I need to do that at all? Because long ago the debugging text was deemed confusing, and a graphical wallpaper was placed over it. > Seems like it's something wrong > with the Plymouth and plymouth-scirpt packages. That's unlikely. Those packages are probably just hiding the actual problem.