Demand for LUKS password blocks boot

Kevin Fenzi kevin at
Thu Jan 21 02:45:21 UTC 2010

On Wed, 20 Jan 2010 19:52:11 -0600
Robert Nichols <rnicholsNOSPAM at> wrote:

> In my Fedora 12 system, if an external LUKS encrypted volume happens
> to be connected to the system while it is booting, the boot sequence
> blocks waiting for the password.  This means that my system cannot
> boot unattended (perhaps following a power failure) if an encrypted
> external drive happens to be connected.  This is completely
> unacceptable.  How can I get the system to ignore this unnecessary
> external volume during boot?  This could be any random device, so I
> can't set up a rule to ignore specific device identifiers.


Pass: rd_NO_LUKS to your kernel boot line. 

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