Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1274360
Laptop attempts boot w/ wrong LUKS password/fails
Last modified: 2017-10-03 21:24:23 EDT
Description of problem:
If I type the wrong password a few too many times laptop will actually start booting, making me think I've typed the correct password. But, it will turn out to have been the wrong password after all, the encrypted volumes will not be available, and the result is a drop to the dracut shell.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
My laptop has RHEL7.1 CSB. Not easy to get a whole lot of version info from
It seems that maybe all I have to do is type the wrong password enough times (3), so always.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Apparently, just enter an incorrect LUKS password thrice.
Attempt and failure to boot.
Better if it didn't attempt to boot, with wrong passphrase.