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Old 07-03-2009, 07:29 AM   #1
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how use cryptsetup and losetup

hi all;
i have very big problem when I encrypt linux partition using losetup and error occure when I try to mount the partition (run the command )

mount -t ext3 /home/crypt
ioctl: LOOP_SET_STATUS:no such file or directory

and when I use cryptosetup also error occure when I run
cryptsetup luksOpen /dev/sdb1

command filed :no key available for this password

how can I solve yhis problem
or what is the alternative
I used arc4 crypto for both

i load cryptoloop , dm-crypt ,cryptsetup-luks
Old 07-04-2009, 06:45 PM   #2
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There are tutorials available on the Internet.

cryptsetup generally uses device mapper and logical volume manager rather than using losetup.
Old 07-05-2009, 01:42 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by stress_junkie View Post
cryptsetup generally uses device mapper and logical volume manager rather than using losetup.
losetup is still necessary for looping file-systems contained within files, however.
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