No password screen luks

asked 2015-12-30 05:19:32 -0500

thatguy gravatar image

updated 2015-12-31 01:32:52 -0500

I just installed fedora 23 with luks encryption on my machine (specs below). After install I would reboot to boot from the HDD/SSD. To be greated by a black screen with a solid cursor. I Attempted to reinstall multiple times on an SSD and a HDD thinking maybe there was something wrong with my drives and all with the same issue. I thought to remove peripherals and removed my GTX660TI and used onboard video (Intel HD3000). Low and behold It booted right to the luks password screen and booted right up after the password was entered. Does anyone know why this is or what I can do to fix this issue.

Specs. i7 3770K 16GB DDR3 2400 460GB Sandisk SSD GTX 660TI (3x 1080p Monitors) Asrock Z66 motherboard

Edit: I get bios splash, grub menu then after fedora 23 is selected it goes to a solid black screen with a solid white cursor in the top left corner.

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Hi: Are you able to select the kernel to boot up? Not sure in what part of the booting process are you stuck. Kind regards

casep gravatar imagecasep ( 2015-12-30 09:35:32 -0500 )edit

You can try to update your bios too.

yolo gravatar imageyolo ( 2015-12-30 11:41:31 -0500 )edit

Proprietary nvidia drivers have long prevented plymouth, the utility that provides graphical loading screens at boot, from working properly. In my experience, you get a non-graphical prompt (ie black screen, blinking cursor) but YMMV. There may be some posts around here about nvidia+plymouth, dig around. Also review the posts about nvidia drivers, ensure you have followed best practices when installing them.

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2015-12-30 11:56:29 -0500 )edit

Also, this could be an EFI related problem and the manual partitioning. What happens if you use automatica partitioning (no luks, no fancy stuff)?

casep gravatar imagecasep ( 2015-12-31 05:27:37 -0500 )edit