Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 609359
kernel refused to let me enter luks password, preventing boot
Last modified: 2010-07-01 11:10:23 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):
Steps to Reproduce:
2. Try to enter password at prompt about luks opening encrypted partition /dev/sda3
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.
Allow password entry to unlock / and complete booting
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.
Probably same issue as bug #609377 (which was files shortly after this bug).
Yes, this was on a Thinkpad laptop.
bug #609377 is my bug, and my laptop made of Lenovo = 3000 C100.
New kernel announced on rawhide mail list:
* Tue Jun 29 2010 Kyle McMartin <kyle at redhat.com> 2.6.35-0.15.rc3.git3
- i915-fix-crt-hotplug-regression.patch: attempt to solve the gm45 hotplug
* 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.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 609377 ***