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Old 01-22-2013, 04:58 PM   #1
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LUKS on multiple drives causes kernel panic on boot

I recently bought a new laptop and it has a small solid state drive that I want to use for hibernation. However when I boot up my machine it asks for password on the drive for the / partition however then it tries to mount the sdd even though it hasn't asked for the password for it and kernel panics.

Another question from what I have seen people seem to use a swap file system for hibernation. is this even a good idea to have a ssd for swap seems like it would have a lot of writes.
Old 01-22-2013, 07:33 PM   #2
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Did you follow the README_CRYPT.TXT to install Slackware encrypted?

It sounds like something is wrong with your initrd.
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Yes I followed it but it only covers how to do it with one disk I watch to do this with two
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Please post your configuration (/etc/fstab, /etc/crypttab, etc.)
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Could be an issue with your initrd. For multiple LUKS devices for the root partition, you need to specify each device that needs to be unlocked. See `man mkinitrd`, specifically the -C option.


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