I converted an F27 system to Atomic Workstation about 7-8 months back, and so far it has worked mostly well. I’m now trying to upgrade to F28.
Under F27, when the system boots, I get a GDM login screen with my username defaulted. Pressing Enter gives me the password prompt, then I’m in.
Under F28, I get a screen asking me to select a language. I then get another screen asking me to connect online accounts, which I skip. I get another screen asking me to select a username and password. Thinking that maybe everything is already set up and I just need to re-enter previous values, I enter my current username, which I’m told is unavailable. This leads me to believe that /etc/passwd has made the F27-28 transition, but something else hasn’t.
I’ve done a bit of googling and have read about Initial Setup/GNOME Initial Setup. It looks like the former can appear before login, but only if a desktop environment isn’t installed, which I assume 28 Workstation already does. The latter only appears after login, which again I haven’t done under F28. So I’m not sure which Initial Setup this might be, or which conditions are triggering it to appear when my system is obviously set up right now.
I’ve booted back into F27, but I really need to finish this upgrade. Any idea what this setup screen is?
On IRC I was asked if my home directory was present in F28. I have no reason to think it shouldn’t be, though again since I converted my F27 system to Atomic Workstation back when that was a thing, I have the following in /etc/tmpfiles.d/00rpm-ostree.conf:
L /var/home - - - - ../sysroot/home
Has something changed between F27 and F28 that would make this line invalid, thus making my home directory not be present in F28 and triggering this setup?