Bug 1302048 - LUKS password prompt not visible with rhgb
LUKS password prompt not visible with rhgb
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rhgb (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Reported: 2016-01-26 11:10 EST by Randall
Modified: 2016-12-20 13:13 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2016-12-20 13:13:59 EST
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Description Randall 2016-01-26 11:10:54 EST
Description: the LUKS password prompt for my encrypted partition is not visible when booting if rhgb is used with the kernel.

Kernel Version: 4.3.3-301.fc23.x86_64 (and at least some others after 4.2.7-300.fc23.x86_64)

How reproducible: No idea. Others seem to have reported this issue, but I'm not certain if this affects everyone with my setup.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Encrypt a primary partition (like '/') using LUKS. Setup appropriately for boot.
2. Edit your bootloader configuration to invoke the linux kernel with "rhgb".
3. Reboot.

Actual results: The system appears to be starting up like normal, even displaying the same (unrelated) warning messages I always receive. However, I am never prompted for a LUKS password.

Expected results: The system should display a prompt for a LUKS password.

Additional Information:

When booting without the "rhgb" line, I am prompted like normal. I just don't get the pretty looking load screen.

This problem has persisted through at least the past few kernel upgrades, but it hasn't always existed. I know for a fact that this problem did not exist when I initially installed Fedora 23 with kernel 4.2.7-300.fc23.x86_64.

Not sure if this is relevant, but I have a few (completely unrelated) warning messages that appear on boot. I'm wondering if the act of displaying these errors are affecting the visibility of the LUKS prompt.

If you require any additional information, let me know. I'm also open to testing  anything on my setup.
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