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|Summary:||Rescue mode does not detect an encrypted Fedora installation|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Daniel Laczi <daniell1>|
|Component:||anaconda||Assignee:||Anaconda Maintenance Team <anaconda-maint-list>|
|Status:||CLOSED DUPLICATE||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Version:||20||CC:||andrew.kavalov, g.kaviyarasu, jonathan, mruckman, nonamedotc, ricardo.arguello, robatino, sbueno, tflink, vanmeeuwen+fedora|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2013-09-25 13:44:24 EDT||Type:||Bug|
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Description Daniel Laczi 2013-02-05 17:45:14 EST
Description of problem: The Fedora rescue mode shipped with the Fedora 18 installation media does not detect an encrypted Fedora installation. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): Fedora 18 x86_64 DVD (Release Version) How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Install Fedora on an encrypted LVM 2. Boot from the installation media again and select "Rescue a Fedora system" 3. The rescue mode will not find the Fedora 18 system Actual results: An encrypted Fedora 18 installation is not being detected by system rescue and not mounted automatically to /mnt/sysimage. Expected results: As in Fedora 17 the system rescue mode in F18 should detect an encrypted Fedora system automatically. Detecting the F18 system with the F17 rescue mode works! Additional info: I have too "physical" partitions for Fedora on my HDD. One is for /boot the other for an encrypted LVM. Latter contains a logical volume for swap and one for /.
Comment 1 NM 2013-02-11 14:49:23 EST
I observed similar behaviour. I was able successfully use old FC16 rescue disk. It automatically prompted for the password and mounting file system under /mnt/sysimage as expected. Hope it helps.
Comment 2 Frank Murphy 2013-09-22 11:58:59 EDT
Didn't want to create new bz. Also present in in F20 Alpha: http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/stage/20-Alpha-RC4/Fedora/x86_64/iso/Fedora-20-Alpha-x86_64-netinst.iso Cannot find a fully updated F20.Xfce install mix of mbr and gui partition types all luks, except boot. Anaconda 20.18.1 from netinstall.
Comment 3 Andre Robatino 2013-09-22 13:29:43 EDT
Should this be a blocker? https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_20_Alpha_Release_Criteria#Rescue_mode : "The rescue mode of the installer must start successfully and be able to detect and mount an existing default installation." (I guess not, since encrypted isn't default.) https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_20_Beta_Release_Criteria#Rescue_mode : "The rescue mode of the installer must be able to detect and mount any installation performed according to the applicable criteria, and provide a shell with access to utilities capable of performing typical recovery operations." It looks like it might be a Beta Blocker. The associated test case is https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:Testcase_Anaconda_rescue_mode I test this on each compose, but normally only on an unencrypted minimal install, booting from the DVD (though it's just as easy to boot from the netinst, which I always have anyway).
Comment 4 Frank Murphy 2013-09-22 13:39:19 EDT
Probably not for Alpha, but Beta yes, as many still use luks. I didn't have the chance to test rescue on F18\F19.
Comment 5 Andre Robatino 2013-09-22 13:43:37 EDT
Proposing as F20 Beta Blocker, and changing Version to 20.
Comment 6 Mike Ruckman 2013-09-25 12:18:56 EDT
Discussed this in 2013-09-25 Blocker Review Meeting . While this could be a blocker, it isn't clear if nfs repos are working yet and only one is required to work for beta. Will revisit when we have more data on nfs repos.  http://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/fedora-blocker-review/2013-09-25/
Comment 7 Mike Ruckman 2013-09-25 12:57:09 EDT
(In reply to Mike Ruckman from comment #6) > Discussed this in 2013-09-25 Blocker Review Meeting . While this could be > a blocker, it isn't clear if nfs repos are working yet and only one is > required to work for beta. Will revisit when we have more data on nfs repos. > >  http://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/fedora-blocker-review/2013-09-25/ This is not the right bug for that comment. That was in reference to 1009809. Sorry for the comment spam.
Comment 8 Mike Ruckman 2013-09-25 12:59:38 EDT
Discussed in the 2013-09-25 Blocker Review Meeting . Acknowledged as an AcceptedBlocker - Violates the following F20 beta criterion for systems with encrypted partitions: "The rescue mode of the installer must be able to detect and mount any installation performed according to the applicable criteria, and provide a shell with access to utilities capable of performing typical recovery operations."   http://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/fedora-blocker-review/2013-09-25/  https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_20_Beta_Release_Criteria#Rescue_mode