Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 836130
after entering luks password on boot, the boot process sometime stops
Last modified: 2012-11-16 09:02:05 EST
Description of problem:after entering passphrase, sometime the boot process will stop. Ctrl+alt+del works. But escape to see log doesn't work and ctrl+alt+Fx doesn't give any login possibility.
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How reproducible: doesn't do it every time, rebooting 2 to 5 times works... Because of it's randomness, can't be sure of that, but looks like pressing escape to see boot log, prevent the boot process to hang/stop.
Steps to Reproduce:
Actual results: hang/stop booting
Expected results: boot and start login screen
Additional info: Didn't noticed that bug on the first days (3 weeks ago I think), may be due to a new update, but the bug is too random to be sue of that. Sometime it will successfully boot 3 days long.
My computer works perfectly, i did a memtest 4 hours long, prime95 too, all components are new and really good quality. That bug doesn't appear in Ubuntu or Windows, a reason more to think it's not a hardware problem.
i booted more than 10 times since 2 days, without any problem. I'll keep you informed, but it was maybe due to another module, which was updated, not systmed.
No problems anymore since last week. Maybe we can close the bug report. I don't know if it's normal that a module can make the whole boot process to hang without log report, that could be a bug to correct. Make systemd more error resiliant and more verbose in such cases to ease problem identification. But at least, seems like what caused the problem is not there anymore. We can wait another week if you want to be sure.
The problem didn't show up anymore. You may close that bug report. Sorry I couldn't be more specific, but booting without graphical animation never made the boot freeze, so i couldn't see what was causing the problem. The graphic driver was not changed, so it wasn't the origin of that bug. Maybe an xorg update solved it.
happened today again, i couldn't see the log (pressing escape), but pressing ctrl alt del did work to restart.
again today... i think it happens when we take too much time before entering passphrase. So the steps would be :
2.When asked for passphrase, wait 30-60 sec
4.Boot stops and you must restart the computer.
Awaited : Boots further to login screen.
Ping? Is this still an issue on up-to-date Fedora installation? If so, please consider turning off plymouth boot screen (remove rhgb and quiet parameters from kernel command line) and provide some boot logs as described in .
I tried a week long with rhgb and quiet disabled, I didn't had any issue with latest updates.
I'll try booting with quiet and rhgb a week again to see if the problem comes from those options.
Problem seems to be solved :)
Thanks a lot