silent splash progress bar does not progress
I got a laptop from my employer (Novell) nearly 3 months ago. I installed both Gentoo and SLED in it. I didn't setup fbsplash on it when I installed Gentoo. I tried it today.
However, I found the progress bar in silent mode did not progress. It stayed at "Initializing kernel", 0%.
Finally, I found the reason was that I didn't have "/lib/rc/plugins" directory and as a consequence splashutils openrc plugin splash.so can't be installed into this directory. And that's why the progress bar does not progress.
I think maybe it is a bug in openrc. But I am not sure and I can't investigate it further today, it is already 3 pm. :( So I just left a note here. :)