LinuxQuestions.org
Did you know LQ has a Linux Hardware Compatibility List?
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 06-13-2007, 08:35 AM   #1
nomb
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2006
Distribution: Debian Testing
Posts: 675

Rep: Reputation: 58
cryptsetup-luks question


Hello,

I installed cryptsetup-luks the other day because I switched distros and I need to get files off of an encrypted file of mine. When I run 'cryptsetup luksOpen /dev/loop encr-enc' it gives me a 'no backend available' error. What does this mean?

Thanks,
nomb
 
Old 06-13-2007, 12:08 PM   #2
biophysics
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2002
Location: Germany
Distribution: Kubuntu
Posts: 444

Rep: Reputation: 30
Try loading the module (as root) before:

modprobe dm-crypt

depending on your distro you can auto load it during boot process.
 
Old 06-13-2007, 02:50 PM   #3
nomb
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2006
Distribution: Debian Testing
Posts: 675

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 58
darn I got really excited when I saw that thinking that had to be the answer but I got:

# cryptsetup luksOpen /dev/loop0 encr-enc
Command failed: No setup backend available

Any other ideas?

Thanks,
nomb
 
Old 06-14-2007, 12:20 AM   #4
maroonbaboon
Senior Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Sydney
Distribution: debian
Posts: 1,495

Rep: Reputation: 48
Earlier thread

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=491282

reports same problem and a fix.
 
Old 06-14-2007, 10:22 AM   #5
nomb
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2006
Distribution: Debian Testing
Posts: 675

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 58
Thanks, I actually found the same solution on a mandriva forum. Now if I could just get the rpm to build w/o giving me stupid dependency errors even though the packages are there...
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LUKS automation script jippo Linux - Security 6 01-12-2008 12:56 AM
cryptsetup-luks error flying-tuxman Linux - Security 2 11-20-2006 11:08 AM
System encryption with dm-crypt and luks? Zmyrgel Slackware 9 09-02-2006 10:40 AM
dmcrypt+luks - Benchmarks ddaas Linux - Security 0 05-24-2006 08:07 AM
Cryptsetup : Arrrrg ! kemkem42 Linux - Software 0 09-28-2005 04:10 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:55 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration