Cannot open luks container with rescue initramfs

asked 2015-12-25 03:31:03 -0500

fnkr gravatar image

updated 2016-01-24 23:09:07 -0500

mether gravatar image

When I boot the Fedora 23 rescue initramfs, my encryption passphrase is always wrong. When I boot a normal initramfs it works.

Maybe unrelated but suspect: for every character of my passphrase that I type, a new "Enter passphrase" line appears.

I already tried rebuilding the rescue image, using this command, but I had no luck:

dracut --no-hostonly -a rescue --force /boot/initramfs-0-rescue-c4add09518e74f8da79473474fc30542.img 4.2.8-300.fc23.x86_64

I'm using the german keyboard layout but all characters of my passphrase have the same position on the english layout so I think it's not a keyboard layout problem.

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Aha, passphrase without any "special character"...

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2015-12-29 10:29:01 -0500 )edit

@Florian No, but all special characters I have used do have the same position on both the English and the German keyboard layout. Anyway, length and randomness make security.

fnkr gravatar imagefnkr ( 2016-01-18 12:10:47 -0500 )edit

Do you think you could be affected by a behavior described here?

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2016-01-19 10:23:52 -0500 )edit