Bug 1308915 - In text mode System to upgrade screen crops text when used with encrypted disk
In text mode System to upgrade screen crops text when used with encrypted disk
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
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Blocks: 1286535
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Reported: 2016-02-16 08:03 EST by Alexander Todorov
Modified: 2017-12-06 05:43 EST (History)
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2016-02-16 08:03 EST, Alexander Todorov
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Description Alexander Todorov 2016-02-16 08:03:09 EST
Created attachment 1127597 [details]

Description of problem:

When performing a second install on a system with encrypted disk anaconda asks you whether you want to do a fresh install or upgrade the existing system. In text mode some of the text is cropped out of the screen, see attached screenshot.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create system with encrypted disk. I have

swap - encrypted on raw partition
2 raid members, encrypted forming /dev/md0 formatted as PV
1 PV encrypted
1 VG, containing 1 LV for /, also encrypted

2. Start a second install, pass "text" on command line

Actual results:
When anaconda reaches the screen "System to upgrade" some of the text is cropped out.

Expected results:
All text is visible

Additional info:

The problem seems to be that the root partition is identified via UUID and is too long. If I use a default LVM + encryption partitioning after entering the passphrase in anaconda it shows the root volume as /dev/VolGroup-lv_root which
fits nicely into the screen.
Comment 2 Jan Kurik 2017-12-06 05:43:30 EST
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 is in the Production 3 Phase. During the Production 3 Phase, Critical impact Security Advisories (RHSAs) and selected Urgent Priority Bug Fix Advisories (RHBAs) may be released as they become available.

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