Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 403311
init_crypto doesn't say which device's passphrase it's prompting for
Last modified: 2014-03-16 23:11:39 EDT
Description of problem:
A system with multiple encrypted devices can end up with multiple passphrase
prompts during bootup. It can be very frustrating when you don't know which
device's passphrase you're being prompted for.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. set up multiple encrypted devices
2. populate /etc/crypttab appropriately
You are presented with "Enter LUKS passphrase:" prompt for each device in
crypttab, but it is not clear which device is being opened. This will be
particularly troublesome on the first boot after installation when users have no
idea what the ordering of entries in crypttab is.
Some indicator of which device is being opened so the user can know which
passphrase to enter.
This would be maddening enough with passwords, but with potentially lengthy
passphrases this can be a real pain.
Created attachment 271631 [details]
Minimal effort approach to making clear which device's passphrase we are asking for
This is sort of a minimalist approach for illustrative purposes. Still, better
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Works for me, F9 stock install asks:
Enter LUKS passphrase for /dev/sda2:
on my laptop.