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Thread: Encrypted Hard Drive Passphrase Must Be Entered Twice At Boot?

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    Question Encrypted Hard Drive Passphrase Must Be Entered Twice At Boot?

    Hi,

    Clean fresh install of openSUSE Tumbleweed 64Bit(K.D.E. Plasma).
    During installation setup I encrypted my hard drive.

    When I boot up the computer, the encrypted passphrase must be entered twice?
    First time is a console(GRUB) and second time is a GUI(says "Tumbleweed" on bottom)?

    Happens on two different computers.
    Any ideas?
    Thanks!

    Jesse

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    Default Re: Encrypted Hard Drive Passphrase Must Be Entered Twice At Boot?

    Possible solutions:

    (1) Just enter it twice;

    (2) Try THIS PAGE and look for the heading "Avoiding to type the passphrase twice".

    Please note, however, that if you use XEN virtualization with UEFI then this is a bad idea, because in that case the initrd is in the unencrypted EFI partition and contains the encryption key.

    Personally: I usually go with a separate unencrypted "/boot", but I do not use "btrfs" (where a separate "/boot" is a bad idea). I do use the suggested solution in one virtual machine, just for purposes of testing it.
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