Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 468856
plymouth-0.6.0-0.2008.10.27.5.fc10.x86_64, Solar, encrypted root black screens; does not prompt for password
Last modified: 2013-01-09 23:52:47 EST
Description of problem:
Booting with plymouth-0.6.0-0.2008.10.27.5.fc10.x86_64 (and kernel-188.8.131.52-58.fc10.x86_64), I don't get the nice "unlock screen" for my encrypted partition.
I just get the "Black Screen of Indifference"......
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Looks like mkinitrd isn't calling
just to be sure you're seeing the same thing as me, does downgrading mkinitrd and rebuilding your initrd fix your issue?
I reverted to mkinitrd-6.0.67-1.fc10.x86_64 (w/ nash, libbdevid-python) and installed kernel-184.108.40.206-61.fc10.x86_64 from koji.
Boots/prompts for password just fine.
People who are effected by this and who are using encrypted raid partitions may want to look at bug 468955 for some other stuff that they will need to fix in the short run.
I have a question about the effects of reverting. I still see mkinitrd-6.0.68-1.fc10 tagged as dist-f10 and f10-final in koji. While mkinitrd-6.0.67-1.fc10 is tagged dist-f10. So it doesn't appear there is any information in koji that can be used to detect that the mkinitrd-6.0.68-1.fc10 version shouldn't be used. Is there some way I have missed?
I don't think we are planning to revert mkinitrd. I believe the current plan is to fix mkinitrd and push a new build.
OK, that makes more sense. Between misreading this bug and perhaps misremembering a message on one of the Fedora lists, I thought something had already been done and was wondering why I didn't see a change.
*** Bug 468998 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 467624 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This should be fixed in mkinitrd-6.0.69.
I don't see it in Koji yet. Did something get missed or is there just some lag?
I just tried a rawhide install today to an existing encrypted PV/VG into a new LV, no RAID involved, and I'm also missing the "cryptsetup" call in my initrd.
I'll test mkinitrd-6.0.69 as soon as a build is available.
I can verify that mkinitrd-6.0.69-1.fc10.x86_64 (from koji) fixes this.
Verified copy of 6.0.69 from git works.
I tested this as well and it works for me.
*** Bug 469267 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This has been tagged, and proven to work well. Closing.
*** Bug 469272 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 469168 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 469510 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***