Setting Hard Drive Password breaks Suspend (Hibernate works)

Bug #151326 reported by Matthew Tighe on 2007-10-10
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hal (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Dell laptops (and I think Thinkpads) allow you to set a HDD password which stores a password on the hardware of the drive itself, making the drive useless w/o the password (even if mounted on another box). On startup (before grub) the system requests the password. Suspend wigs out on resume when this is set and endless circular list of errors is generated on the console. Hibernate works as expected with the password being requested and then resume completing.

There may not be a solution to this. I don't know if Windows handles this OK or not, either. It makes sense that Hibernate works as the laptop's normal bootup routine is engaged whereas suspend it is not. I would think either way the system's bios should be intercepting here and this should be transparent but I'm not a developer so I'm really just guessing.

Daniel T Chen (crimsun) wrote :

Is this symptom still reproducible in 8.10 RC or later?

Changed in hal:
status: New → Incomplete
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

We are closing this bug report because it lacks the information we need to investigate the problem, as described in the previous comments. Please reopen it if you can give us the missing information, and don't hesitate to submit bug reports in the future. To reopen the bug report you can click on the current status, under the Status column, and change the Status back to New. Thanks again!.

Changed in hal:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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