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Re: [opensuse-factory] Tumbleweed fails to load after GRUB
  • From: Michael Aquilina <michaelaquilina@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:27:39 +0100
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I don't think it's this issue unfurtunately, but I do have this issue
on my other laptop.

I'm pretty certain I attempted ctrl+alt+f7 when I saw this. I feel
like this might be something more sinister

On 23 Jun 2017 10:09 am, "Robby Engelmann" <robby.engelmann@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

That sounds like the bug I have since months: Press Ctlr+Alt+F7 to switch to
the correct virtual terminal to get the password prompt.

Perhaps you may want to leave a comment there.



On Freitag, 23. Juni 2017 10:58:10 CEST Michael Aquilina wrote:
I have tried this several times from a fresh install (Tumbleweed ISO)
and after upgrading from Leap. In both cases, I have an encrypted LVM
volume that contains system-root, system-home and swap.

The machine boots correctly to GRUB but gets stuck at what seems to be
plymouth (I think? - it's the loader showing the Tumbleweed
background). Usually at this stage I would get a prompt for my
password to decrypt the drive but that simply never shows up. I
noticed that for a split second I get the error message
"sed_opal:OPAL: Error on step function 0 with error 16386: Unknown

If I wait long enough I get put into a prompt starting with `dracut/`
which seems to be some form of shell.

If I install from with a non-encrypted setup, Tumbleweed installs and
loads up correctly. Also, installing Leap (with and without an
encrypted setup) works fine so it seems to be a Tumbleweed issue with
an ecrypted setup.

My laptop is a Dell XPS 13 (2016).

Any help or pointers for how I can debug the issue would be greatly


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