No prompt for luks passphrase on boot after select the kernel, just black screen

asked 2017-12-27 13:57:15 -0500

VChris gravatar image

This issue is related to Fedora 26/27. Until today I've used Fedora 26. My issue was the following: on the boot process when I select the current kernel, the next step should be a prompt for the luks passphrase. But here comes the interesting and very frustrating issue. Usually there is no prompt for passphrase just a black screen... This time I have to shut down the computer, boot again, and hoping... Usually I have to do this 5-6 times, sometimes 10-15 times to get the prompt screen for the passphrase... Today I've upgraded to Fedora 27 hoping it will resolve this issue. But it didn't... After a successfull upgrade I had to shutdown the computer and reboot 12 times(!!!) to get the prompt for the passphrase... Can somebody help me why is it a gambling game to boot my computer??? I've posted this issue to troubleshooting/booting/plymouth but I'm not sure, maybe it is related to dracut? I'm not an expert in linux/fedora, I'm just a simple user :(

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When you see the blank screen, hit ESC for switching to text mode. For sure an issue related to your video driver, please post some infos about your system.

fcomida gravatar imagefcomida ( 2017-12-28 06:19:53 -0500 )edit