Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 489321
cannot unlock encrypted /home
Last modified: 2009-03-09 10:23:57 EDT
I am unable to unlock my encrypted /home partition. / is NOT encrypted. I boot in text mode, kms does not work with this video card.
Things act a bit differently depending on if I hit 'esc' before it requests my password. If I do not hit escape I get the prompt at the bottom of the screen (not cleanly in the the middle like I expect.) When I type my pword I get *** like I expect. When I hit enter at the end it just sorta sits there. If I hit escape at that point it complains about a bad file descripter switching to some boot splash screen. If I hit esc again it starts moving again, but fails to mount /home since it wasn't unencrypted and drops into maint. I cannot enter my pword in the maintenence window, since every key stroke causes the request for pword to appear on a new line.
If I hit esc very early I get something a bit different. When I type my pword it actually appears on the screen. When I hit enter it say "*error: unexpectedly disconnected from boot status daemon" and it continues to boot. It fails and drops into maint mode. In this case I am able to enter my root pw. Thankfully this allows me to edit my /etc/fstab and remove /home so I can at least start the machine.
I downgraded plymouth to plymouth-0.6.0-3.fc11.i586 and installed a new kernel which should have built and all new initrd. This worked fine.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 489146 ***