Bug 884847 - luks password prompt on boot timing out
Summary: luks password prompt on boot timing out
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 868421
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: dracut
Version: 18
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: dracut-maint
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-12-06 20:25 UTC by Aleksandar Kostadinov
Modified: 2012-12-14 09:16 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2012-12-14 09:16:59 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Aleksandar Kostadinov 2012-12-06 20:25:46 UTC
On boot if password is not entered in time, the user is sent to dracut recovery mode with some timeout errors on the screen.

I don't think it is a good idea to have such timeout. I can run the computer and go to take a cup of water or something and want to see the nice prompt when I return.

It makes sense to enter recovery mode after some number of failed attempts but IMO user needs to be asked if (s)he likes to enter recovery mode. I guess many user will not even know how to reboot the machine. If that is not possible, there should be some short info on screen what can user do in recovery mode and how to reboot.

Comment 1 Harald Hoyer 2012-12-14 09:16:59 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 868421 ***

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