Kubuntu doesn't prompt for a password on encrypted LVM boot
When installing the kubuntu image as part of the iso testing (kubuntu/
The install went perfectly. However, when I rebooted, the system showed a console with the error: "error: no video mode activated." instead of a prompt for the LVM encryption password. I left it for awhile with no change. At this point, I simply typed in the password for the LVM encryption, and the system then continuted to boot normally.
To try something out, I pushed the down arrow key, this caused the size of the console text to change, and also output the prompt for the LVM password (with two astricks '*' as if the single down arrow had typed two keys). I tried pushing the down arrow again, and got a KDE themed GUI for entering the LVM encryption password, this time with 4 astricks filled in. Pushing the arrow key further cycled between the console and GUI, each time adding two more astricks. I was able to use the backspace button to clean out the prompt and enter my password.
After getting into the system, I tested it (everything was working fine) then rebooted. I experienced the same symptoms (just a blank screen) after each boot.
There is a workaround to this bug (press the down arrow), however, you can't exactly look it up if you're stuck during the boot process.
The hardware profile for this machine can be found here: http://