arch linux – IPMI KVM video not working during the initramfs emergency shell


Debugging boot issues has been difficult because my server’s IPMI video stream freezes right before the initramfs loads and only resumes once the system completes booting to present the login prompt. Keyboard input still works, as I have confirmed by passing in the kernel parameter break=postmount, which drops me into the emergency shell at the initramfs stage along with freezing video, and a Ctrl+D to exit the shell works and I get presented the login prompt soon after. My rough guess is it has something to do with kernel parameters and kernel modules. I’m running Arch Linux. Any ideas on how to go about this?