Bug 609359 - kernel refused to let me enter luks password, preventing boot
kernel refused to let me enter luks password, preventing boot
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 609377
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Depends On: 609377
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Reported: 2010-06-30 01:07 EDT by Eric Blake
Modified: 2010-07-01 11:10 EDT (History)
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Description Eric Blake 2010-06-30 01:07:22 EDT
Description of problem:
After 'yum updated' installed kernel 2.6.35-0.13.rc3.git2.fc14.i686.PAE, I was no longer able boot, because I have / mounted on an encrypted partition and I was unable to enter the luks password.  Using grub to revert back to kernel 2.6.35-0.2.rc3.git0.fc14.i686.PAE let me boot again.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel-2.6.35-0.13.rc3.git2.fc14.i686.PAE

How reproducible:
100%


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot
2. Try to enter password at prompt about luks opening encrypted partition /dev/sda3
3.
  
Actual results:
No keyboard response, and no * were echoed - I could not enter a password, and without /, I could not boot.  Not even ctrl-alt-delete would reboot; I had to hard power cycle to get back to keyboard response at the grub menu.

Expected results:
Allow password entry to unlock / and complete booting

Additional info:
I have /dev/sda2 mounted as /boot unencrypted, and /dev/sda4 encrypted as an lvm group with both / and swap as lvm partitions within that group.
Comment 1 Paul Bolle 2010-06-30 03:56:17 EDT
Probably same issue as bug #609377 (which was files shortly after this bug).
Comment 2 Eric Blake 2010-06-30 08:13:53 EDT
Yes, this was on a Thinkpad laptop.
Comment 3 sd.domrep 2010-06-30 08:41:22 EDT
bug #609377 is my bug, and my laptop made of Lenovo = 3000 C100.

New kernel announced on rawhide mail list:
kernel-2.6.35-0.15.rc3.git3.fc14
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* Tue Jun 29 2010 Kyle McMartin <kyle at redhat.com> 2.6.35-0.15.rc3.git3
- 2.6.35-rc3-git3
- i915-fix-crt-hotplug-regression.patch: attempt to solve the gm45 hotplug
  irq storm.

* Mon Jun 28 2010 Chuck Ebbert <cebbert at redhat.com>
- ppc64: enable active memory sharing and DLPAR memory remove (#607175)

Nothing about our bug, so I will try later.
Comment 4 Chuck Ebbert 2010-07-01 11:10:23 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 609377 ***

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