Disk Encryption not working on recent neon iso’s but is working on older images?
When I installing neon using the following iso images with disk encryption I’m unable to boot into the system.
I’m quite sure that I am entering the right password as I get the message slot 0 open but then I get a message stating that the password is not correct or an option is the cause. Then I get a message that the max tries has been exceeded.
Though I don’t get this issue when installing using
I have the exact same problem! Is there anywhere, where I can download an older KDE Neon install ISO, which is not broken as workaround?
You can try Distrowatch they keep torrent files for older releases of many distros.
I did have a few have a few older iso images on my HDD as I like to keep around the last four neon iso releases. Just is case, this is the first time I’ve needed to use an older image.
I can confirm that iso neon-user-20240104-0715 is broken. A fresh install with full disk encryption is not bootable.
Manually mounting the encrypted partition works, so the passphrase was correctly read and set by the installer.
Edit: I can confirm that iso neon-user-20231206-1454 works as expected.
For anyone wanting to still boot until this is fixed… after it drops you into the shell. Use
cat /cryptroot/crypttab and take note of the
Then unlock it with
cryptsetup luksOpen /dev/sda2 luks-<uuid>
and enter the password. Then run
exec run-init /root /sbin/init /root/dev/console
and the desktop should start.
There’s a bug report about this here: 480856 – Fresh Neon install can't boot if encryption is used (20240201-0717 iso)
Please chime in to hopefully get the devs to pay attention