Bug 749027 - Password is randomly asked again for other LUKS partitions with same password
Summary: Password is randomly asked again for other LUKS partitions with same password
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: plymouth
Version: 16
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On: 679907
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-10-25 21:05 UTC by Jonas Thiem
Modified: 2013-02-13 21:48 UTC (History)
16 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2013-02-13 21:47:55 UTC

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Description Jonas Thiem 2011-10-25 21:05:05 UTC
Description of problem:
Sometimes (apparently random/cannot figure out a trigger) the boot process will not ask once for a password that matches all partitions, but ask again for specific partitions. (Asking = showing graphical plymouth password prompt thing)

When the password is asked again, a specific luks device is specified in text written below it, and at rare times I get even asked three additional times for all three different partitions (yes that really happened once).

Bug is present since Fedora 15/systemd change and while I assumed (and still consider) that #716291 is related, I figured it might be best to file this symptom separately to get it finally fixed.

Needless to say, this problem can slow down the boot process considerably and is especially annoying when you're in a hurry and just want to use your computer (or when your encryption password is very long).

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Randomly but pretty often and reoccuring (every 2-3 boots and never went away for a longer period of time or something, constantly randomly present since F15).

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install fedora with LUKS encrypted partitions
2. Boot
Actual results:
Password is sometimes asked two, three, or up to as many times as there are additional partitions that are encrypted with the very same password.

Expected results:
Password is asked once and then applied to all partitions, as it is also done sporadically.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Frank Murphy 2011-10-30 12:01:10 UTC
This seems to be also happening to me with ghgb quiet removed, and telinit 3 inserted to grub2 during boot.


test list post:

What testing can I do?

Comment 2 Bruno Wolff III 2011-10-30 12:59:48 UTC
This is probably a duplicate of bug 679907.

Comment 3 Andy Walls 2011-11-05 12:38:24 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> This is probably a duplicate of bug 679907.

It certainly is a duplicate of the description I wrote into bug 679907.
(However, I may have missed the exact point of Lennart's initial report in

A reliable work-around for me with F15 is to turn on plymouth debugging.
From my /boot/grub/grub.conf:

title Fedora (
	root (hd0,2)
	kernel /vmlinuz- ro root=/dev/mapper/luks-edb0f66c-d369-4b5e-9aae-3b6841b96b90 rd_LUKS_UUID=luks-edb0f66c-d369-4b5e-9aae-3b6841b96b90 rd_LVM_LV=vg_palomino_f15/lv_root rd_LUKS_UUID=luks-31190af9-b830-4473-acd4-29467e56bc68 rd_LVM_LV=vg_palomino_f15/lv_swap rd_NO_MD nompath rd_NO_DM nodmraid LANG=en_US.UTF-8 SYSFONT=latarcyrheb-sun16 KEYTABLE=us plymouth.debug=file:/run/plymouth/debug.log rhgb quiet
	initrd /initramfs-

Notice the "plymouth.debug=file:/run/plymouth/debug.log".

I was wondering if this was somehow related to plymouth interacting with the

Anyway, good luck.


Comment 4 Jóhann B. Guðmundsson 2012-01-29 15:54:59 UTC
Know bug in plymouth moving against the correct component

Comment 5 Jonas Thiem 2012-05-23 11:11:32 UTC
With a recent F16 update, this has suddenly gone away for me. Also with F17 beta, this does no longer appear to happen - so the issue appears to be either solved or worked around in one way or another.

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