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Old 11-15-2013, 07:35 PM   #1
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14.1: Problems with luks encrypted / partition


Here are the steps that I followed...

Code:
created 2 luks partitions 1 for / (/dev/sda3) and 1 for /home (/dev/sda4)
/dev/sda1 will be used /boot
/dev/sda2 swap

After installing:

$ chroot /mnt
$ echo "crypthome   /dev/sda4" > /etc/crypttab
$ echo "cryptswap   /dev/sda2   none   swap" >> /etc/crypttab

Changed /etc/fstab from

/dev/sdx3   swap   swap   defaults   0   0

to

/dev/mapper/cryptswap   swap   swap   defaults   0   0


$ mkinitrd -c -k 3.10.17 -m ext4 -f ext4 -r cryptroot -C /dev/sda3

Modified /etc/lilo.conf
  removed line root = ...
  added line initrd = /boot/initrd.gz

re-ran lilo and rebooted
After I get prompted for the cryptroot password I get

Code:
udevd[211]: failed to execute '/sbin/dmsetup' '/sbin/dmsetup udevflags 5163710': No such file or directory

udevd[212]: failed to execute '/sbin/dmsetup' '/sbin/dmsetup udevcomplete 5163710': No such file or directory
Any and all help will be appreciated
 
Old 11-15-2013, 07:51 PM   #2
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Best to read the "Combining LUKS and LVM" section of the README_CRYPT.TXT.
Here's a link:
http://slackware.osuosl.org/slackwar...ADME_CRYPT.TXT

There is no use of crypttab with the setup described there.
 
Old 11-16-2013, 05:29 AM   #3
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As a workaround try adding -L to the mkinitrd command, which will force dmsetup to be included in the initrd. (You'll get lvm support along for the ride, but it won't hurt anything).

It seems mkinitrd needs some attention. Most people who use an encrypted root will do it on top of lvm, which is why I guess this didn't show up in testing.

Last edited by GazL; 11-16-2013 at 05:32 AM.
 
Old 11-16-2013, 10:37 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by GazL View Post
As a workaround try adding -L to the mkinitrd command, which will force dmsetup to be included in the initrd. (You'll get lvm support along for the ride, but it won't hurt anything).

It seems mkinitrd needs some attention. Most people who use an encrypted root will do it on top of lvm, which is why I guess this didn't show up in testing.
-L almost did the trick... I had to make 2 additional changes.

1. change /etc/fstab from

Code:
/dev/mapper/cryptroot / ext4 defaults 1 1
to

Code:
/dev/mapper/lukssda3 / ext4 defaults 1 1
and the mkinitrd command was changed to

Code:
mkinitrd -c -k 3.10.17 -m ext4 -f ext4 -r /dev/sda3 -C /dev/sda3 -L
Not sure why, but it did work I stole that line minus the -L from a box that I was running 14.0 and I had saved the mkinitrd command. For some reason on that 14.0 box the -L was not needed.

In any case many thanks to GazL (looks like mkinitrd does require some attention) and STDOUBT (i'll give LVM a try the next time that I do an install)
 
Old 11-17-2013, 04:15 AM   #5
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I think you're hitting another bug in the initrd that was introduced by a recent change in behaviour of the boot-loader. I suggested a patch for it in the next post down from the one linked, but it wasn't used.

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Code:
mkinitrd -c -k 3.10.17 -m ext4 -f ext4 -r /dev/sda3 -C /dev/sda3 -L
That's the first time I've seen anyone use the auto-luksification feature of the -r option. Kudos.
 
  


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