I'm running Debian Stable on a few different machines and have not seen this on any of them.

On Fri, Mar 16, 2018 at 12:07 PM, D. R. Evans <doc.evans@...> wrote:
Thierry de Coulon wrote on 03/16/2018 09:22 AM:
> On Friday 16 March 2018 15.13:31 Baron wrote:
>> Hi Guys,
> (...)
>> Problem:  On boot up, maybe every second or third time,  I get a black
>> screen with  "[***   ] Start job running - ~0.XX seconds.  1:30."
> This has, I'm pretty sure, to do with systemd. I got that several time and
> yes, when you don't know about it it's quite difficult to solve.

I agree, I have similar issues... sometime boots are clean, sometimes various
boot-time tasks take a noticeable number of seconds while a "Start job
running" message is displayed, and sometimes that message waits for the entire
90 seconds before timing out and the boot continues to completion.

Unlike the original poster, though, if I wait the system does eventually boot
into what seems to be a fully-working state (even if some of the boot tasks
say "Failed" after the 90-second timeout).

It all seems completely unpredictable here. I have several systems running
debian stable (although only one using TDE), and they all behave like this.

So I just put it down to some race condition(s) in systemd that I suppose will
get fixed at some point but for now is just something that I have to put up with.

It doesn't appear to be in any way related to TDE, though.


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