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Old 04-05-2012, 03:33 PM   #1
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Unhappy Running cryptsetup returns error


Hello,

While I'm trying to encrypt an external harddrive on a debian6 server I'm having some troubles running cryptsetup. I tested this with a usb memory stick and it worked fine on ubuntu but now I have this server with an external harddrive connected to it, and it returns an error:
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Cannot initialize device-mapper. Is dm_mod kernel module loaded?
Presumably this means the dm_mod kernel module isn't loaded. My question here is where do I get this from and how do I make sure it will be loaded?
quick google search returned:
Code:
steven@server:~$ sudo modprobe dm_mod
FATAL: Error inserting dm_mod (/lib/modules/2.6.32-5-amd64/kernel/drivers/md/dm-mod.ko): Unknown symbol in module, or unknown parameter (see dmesg)
What could this be and what am I not doing that I should do?

thanks,

btw, tried this on my ubuntu laptop: http://tipstrickshowtos.blogspot.com...into-your.html
worked fine.
 
Old 04-05-2012, 03:56 PM   #2
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Oh and I found out the module is called dm, not dm_mod apparently...
http://git.freebsd.your.org/gitweb/?...ded56651feb828
 
Old 04-05-2012, 04:17 PM   #3
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also found this:
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- Check that you have the device mapper and the crypt target in your kernel. The output of "dmsetup targets" should list a "crypt" target. If it is not there or the command fails, add device mapper and crypt-target to the kernel.
source: http://code.google.com/p/cryptsetup/...AskedQuestions

But how do I do this? Its a server distro... I don't feel like doing much things on there because it's a production system, I just want to be able to do secure backups from it.
 
Old 04-06-2012, 03:12 AM   #4
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I looked into modprobe and checked if the module was loaded by:
Code:
modproble -l|grep dm
and among other things it returned this:

Code:
kernel/drivers/hwmon/dme1737.ko
kernel/drivers/md/dm-mod.ko
kernel/drivers/md/dm-crypt.ko
kernel/drivers/md/dm-delay.ko
kernel/drivers/md/dm-multipath.ko
kernel/drivers/md/dm-round-robin.ko
kernel/drivers/md/dm-queue-length.ko
kernel/drivers/md/dm-service-time.ko
kernel/drivers/md/dm-snapshot.ko
kernel/drivers/md/dm-mirror.ko
kernel/drivers/md/dm-log.ko
kernel/drivers/md/dm-region-hash.ko
kernel/drivers/md/dm-log-userspace.ko
kernel/drivers/md/dm-zero.ko
So it does seem to be loaded!
 
Old 04-06-2012, 04:46 AM   #5
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on the other hand lsmod doesn't show an entry for dm-mod and when I try to load it by using modprobe dm-mod I get this:
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steven@server:~$ sudo modprobe dm-mod
FATAL: Error inserting dm_mod (/lib/modules/2.6.32-5-amd64/kernel/drivers/md/dm-mod.ko): Unknown symbol in module, or unknown parameter (see dmesg
 
Old 04-17-2012, 07:35 PM   #6
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What odes it say in dmesg? (try `less /var/log/dmesg` or just `dmesg | tail`)
 
Old 04-18-2012, 12:50 AM   #7
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all I get is:
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[22433716.203107] dm_mod: Unknown symbol scsi_verify_blk_ioctl
 
Old 04-18-2012, 03:27 AM   #8
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If you reply to your own thread, you take it off the zero reply list and you will get much less attention that other threads. I never saw this thread before.

I would say the problem may lie in how the kernel module was compiled. The module may have been compiled out-of-tree or for a different kernel config or maybe other modules are loaded that interfere with this one (like the SATA controller module, which may explain why it works with a USB stick).

You need the dm_mod and dm_crypt to use cryptsetup. Make sure the kernel and modules are installed properly and using the same config.

Can you post the output of 'lsmod' and 'lspci -k'.

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