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Old 01-06-2005, 08:58 AM   #1
applewax
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Post Encrypted partition does not mount on boot


Hello,

On a clean install of SUSE 9.2 Pro, I chose to encrypt my /home partition, just like I did when I installed on another box a couple months ago. Except now on this box, during boot-up, it does not give me the option of entering my password for the encrypted partition; it just keeps going with the boot process. The Help Pages say there is an option during the installation to not mount encrypted partitions during boot, so I must have inadvertantly selected (or failed to de-select) that option.

I looked through YaST but could not find anywhere to change the mounting options. Also, I am unable to mount the partition manually. 'sudo mount -t reiserfs /dev/hda11 /home' gives the error: "wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hda1, or too many mounted file systems". Also, there is no fstab entry for /dev/hda11.

Could someone pls advise on how/where/what to change to get the encrypted partition to mount on boot? Thanks!

Joe
 
Old 01-06-2005, 12:10 PM   #2
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"Could someone pls advise on how/where/what to change to get the encrypted partition to mount on boot?"

"there is no fstab entry for /dev/hda11."

You need to create an entry in /etc/fstab to mount /dev/hda11 on boot. I don't know what might be different about mounting an encrypted partition. You might take a look at /etc/fstab on the system you created a couple months ago and see how it is done there.

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Old 01-06-2005, 12:31 PM   #3
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> You might take a look at /etc/fstab on the system you created a couple months ago and see how it is done there.

Doh! I should have thought of that. I'll check as soon as I get home tonight and report back...

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