Bug 1324454 - reboot not possible when in Emergency Shell
Summary: reboot not possible when in Emergency Shell
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: dracut
Version: 7.2
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Lukáš Nykrýn
QA Contact: Release Test Team
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2016-04-06 11:03 UTC by Oliver Ilian
Modified: 2016-11-04 08:04 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2016-11-04 08:04:38 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

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dracut emergency shell (5.32 MB, image/jpeg)
2016-04-06 11:03 UTC, Oliver Ilian
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System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2016:2530 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE dracut bug fix and enhancement update 2016-11-03 14:17:01 UTC

Description Oliver Ilian 2016-04-06 11:03:53 UTC
Created attachment 1144191 [details]
dracut emergency shell

Description of problem:
I am using a kernel image with the "reencrypt" option to reencrypt a harddrive during first setup. The kernel does the reencrypt, and than drops into the dracut emergency shell. The only way to reboot from this shell is to press the Power button for 8 seconds to power down the notebook

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

How reproducible:
Every time you enter the dracut Emergency shell

Steps to Reproduce:
1. enter the dracut emergency shell
2. try to reboot in different ways than powering off the notebook:
2.a type: reboot
2.b type: logout
2.c press "Ctrl-d"

Actual results:
Screen turns into plymouth screen and stays there without doing anything

Expected results:
Computer should reboot

Additional info:
It would be also great to have a grub kernel option for a auto reboot. Like in my current case.. i am using "grub2-reboot 1" to start the reencrypt kernel only once.. than i need a reboot to start the original kernel. If I could tell the reencrypt kernel to reboot automatically when entering the Emergency shell, it would make the process even easier.

Comment 2 Harald Hoyer 2016-07-22 09:55:29 UTC
reboot should work with:


Comment 4 Michal Kovarik 2016-08-02 11:23:26 UTC
Reproduced on dracut-033-359. Verified on dracut-033-450. System rebooted without issues.

Comment 7 errata-xmlrpc 2016-11-04 08:04:38 UTC
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.


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