Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 459111
When prompted for passphrase to unlock root device, hitting <esc> prevents passphrase entry
Last modified: 2013-09-02 02:26:32 EDT
Description of problem:
When prompted for the passphrase to unlock the root device, hit <esc>. As expected this takes you to the text-console. However you are unable to enter a passphrase.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Every time it seems
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install F10-Alpha with an encrypted root
2. Update to plymouth-0.5.0-20.2008.08.13.fc10
3. Rebuild initrd
$ mkinitrd /boot/initrd-$(uname -r) $(uname -r)
4. Reboot, ensuring "rhgb vga=0x318" are added as boot arguments
5. When prompted for passrphase, hit <esc>
Taken to text console ... unable to enter a passphrase to continue the boot process
Expected to see a text-mode password: prompt
This should be a little better in tomorrow's rawhide. Escape will now answer the password prompt with an empty string (which will trigger the client to ask again if the password isn't the empty string).
Even better would be to track that the old plugin was asking for a password and bring the second plugin with the prompt waiting, but that was a little trickier so I'm punting for now.