Hi just hard rebooted after a while of hibernations and it’s not asking me for a passprase to decrypt the hard disk and is instead falling in a heap using any of the 4 versions I have available to me. (They all return the same result)
I’m guessing I need to do hand to hand combat in the trenches with grub at this stage!
I had a similar scary moment a couple of weeks ago when the laptop’s keyboard started dying – the arrow keys were OK so I could choose generations on boot etc., but some letter keys (needed for the correct disk password) stopped working.
It’s not even getting to asking me a password. Seems very unhappy. I would be happy to have a keyboard problem. I’ve stuck in a usb with nixos iso on but that seems unhappy too. Doesn’t want to boot up even when I tell it to copy itself to memory.
Edit: Windows partition is working fine
Another try would be to use an Ubuntu ISO and try to decrypt from there.
But then again that should’ve worked with the NixOS ISO as well.
The internal harddrive shouldn’t be involved when booting from a live ISO.
My liveusb was corrupted. I can now boot up from liveusb and mount the encrypted drive which is cool.
But I still don’t really understand why nixos doesn’t want to boot. Seems like all is well with the disk.
Check the logs is a good idea. After reinstalling from the liveusb it worked fine. The only damage done was to my Saturday. I’ll see if there’s any smoking guns in the logs. I haven’t changed much recently, but then again it’s been a while since a true reboot too.