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Bug 1693900 - Disk decryption fails oftentimes
Summary: Disk decryption fails oftentimes
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: plymouth
Version: 30
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2019-03-29 00:48 UTC by Frank
Modified: 2019-03-29 00:48 UTC (History)
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2019-03-29 00:48 UTC, Frank
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Description Frank 2019-03-29 00:48:21 UTC
Created attachment 1549247 [details]

Description of problem:
I just upgraded to FSB30 and now I have extreme hassle with just decrypting my disk password.

• There already is #1629350, which is why I exactly since my fresh install of Fedora 28 (not before!) have to use a completely different keymap than what I used before or what I use everywhere else. I tried to fix this via an appropriate kernel command line argument, but then broke the Grub config. So I avoid further testing there. This by the way doesn’t happen when you update – just when you install Fedora from scratch.

• Additionally there is #1629351, which is why when you mistyped your disk password, the second attempt is completely lost, because this *always* gets evaluated to false. What is this, please?

• Even more frustrating, there is #1665772, where I describe that sometimes, when you enter you password, some other process seems to write data into the password field – which is why you have to enter your password even more times. All these three things are reproducable on another Fedora proper machine, by the way.

However, now there is even one MORE SERIOUS issue. I now often get into emergency mode, because there are issues with mounting sysroot and var. I have absolutely no idea why this happens, but I attach quite some output which I hope would help. Come on, there are serious errors in Plymouth? Why is there absolutely no reaction about my bug reports? I take the time and try to help, but it’s really devastating not getting an answer at all!

I marked the bug as higher priority because this really damages reputation in Fedora. When users face these kind of issues after installing Fedora, I’m pretty sure they immediately install another distribution, like Ubuntu.

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How reproducible:
Oftentimes. I usually have to reboot about three times, until I’m able to log in.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start your machine with encrpyted disk
2. Maybe your password needs to have umlauts and/or special letters, mine has them but I don’t know if this is necessary
3. Enter the password.

Actual results:
If the password is wrong you have to enter again. If it’s correct, in my case, there is a relatively high chance that I get caught in the errors of the attached images.

Expected results:
I just want to decrypt my machine without hassle. There already is a lot of hassle since about two years, like mentioned above. But this now is crazy!

Additional info:
Screen shotst attached.

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