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not prompted for passwort to encrypted disk

asked 2016-02-15 03:32:46 -0500

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I'm running Fedora 23 from an USB disk with full disk encryption. When I boot, I'm often not asked for my disk decryption password causing the boot sequence to hang with the only text being shown in: [ OK ] Started Show Plymouth Boot Screen. [ OK ] Reached target Paths.

If I reboot enough times eventually it will work. It seems some race condition occurs such that the kernel does not always have time to probe the USB disks before mounting of drives are attempted.

(In Arch Linux wiki, following instruction is given: "Before creating the initial RAM disk # mkinitcpio -p linux, in /etc/mkinitcpio.conf add the block hook to the hooks array right after udev. This is necessary for appropriate module loading in early userspace.". However, I cannot find equivalent in Fedora)

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When using Arch, it helps to read the Arch documentation. When using fedora, however, it is best to read the fedora documentation, it is quite good as well - and

bodhi.zazen gravatar imagebodhi.zazen ( 2016-02-15 08:54:38 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-02-15 08:52:35 -0500

Fedora uses dracut and there are several options for dracut


Where is your /boot directory ? On the USB ?

I suggest you rebuild your initramfs

sudo dracut -f

and file a bug report

There are several similar bug reports / discussions

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