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cryptsetup - setup cryptographic volumes for dm-crypt (including LUKS extension). cryptsetup is used to conveniently setup dm-crypt managed device-mapper mappings.

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Encrypted disk kernel warning - initramfs image won't boot

After an upgrade to 14.10 on my netbook, I can only manage to boot with the old kernel remaining from the previous 14.04 installation. For the most recent kernels, I get this warning when they are ...
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Auto mount encrypted FS with grub2

I have been looking for a way to mount my encrypted partitions automatically during boot up, without asking for password. my setup for this process.. USB key: /boot partition /boot/efi partition ...
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Problem after using LuksRemovekey?

I have an encrypted partition on /dev/sda5, yesterday I use cryptsetup to remove the encryption using cryptsetup luksRemovekey /dev/sda5, but when I restart I have to provide a passphrase for ...
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Encrypted Lvm , passphrase nor working

I am using ubuntu server 14 on virtual box and i have used entire disk and set up encrypted lvm ,the system ran completely fine on first start , but once i rebooted it the same passphrase is not ...
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How do I fix the fstype boot issue?

I'm new to Ubuntu (running 14.04) and I need to get back to Windows 8 as soon as possible so I tried using testdisk to at least access my files but when I rebooted I couldn't get past the crypt page. ...
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Can I “cryptsetup … luksFormat” a partition formatted with Ext4, or must it be unformatted?

I would like to setup Full Disk Encryption (FDE) for an external harddrive. My question is about the sequence of formatting. Will the following sequence work fine or do I need to run luksFormat on an ...
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Cryptsetup with optimized AES version

I am trying to set up an encrypted partition with dm-crypt and LUKS. I want to use the version of the AES cipher optimized with assembly instructions. I recompiled my kernel and added the required ...
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Changing the passphrase (cryptsetup)

I encrypted the HDDS of my laptop where I installed Ubuntu using cryptsetup I want to change the passphrase. This forum says I must add a key before deleting the old one. But I am not using a keyfile ...
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cryptsetup failed - but manual cryptsetup luksOpen worked

I boot my ubuntu 14.04 and it doesnt accept my password. Some trys later, busybox start. The following command mount my root dir in /mnt echo -n "Passw0rd1" | cryptsetup luksOpen /dev/sda5 crypt1 ...
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Cannot mount partition with cryptsetup

I have a spare drive. I've attempted to format it and encrypt it. But even though the process appears to succeed and I can open the crypt, I cannot mount the newly mapped device. Here is the output of ...
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cryptsetup-encrypted disks failing after restart (mb solved?)

I am using cryptsetup/luks (ETA: On 12.04) to encrypt partitions on external hard drives. Several times now, I've had disks fail to mount after an apparently normal restart (often a kernel upgrade, ...
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cryptsetup passphrase prompt disappears too quickly (LUKS)

My problem is the passphrase prompt at boot (which is set up by cryptsetup) is disappearing too quickly. During boot the passphrase prompt is displayed for about 5 seconds and then the console ...
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Why won't my passphrase work

cryptsetup: evms_activate is not available I am new to ubuntu and after everything I am stuck here, I type in my password and press enter and nothing happens.
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I get a ubuntu 13.04 cryptsetup fail error, due to which i cannot login, and my harddisk cannot be unlocked.

I get a ubuntu 13.04 cryptsetup fail error, due to which i cannot login, and my harddisk cannot be unlocked. i do have data on the disk. help pls!
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How to mount a Truecrypt volume with cryptsetup 1.6 and above via pam_mount?

I installed cryptsetup 1.6.2 in 13.10 from this PPA. Versions above 1.6 feature Truecrypt volume support and I can successfully mount my volume from the terminal but haven't been able to automatically ...
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How to enable crypttab to run at boot

The cryptdisks service is set to run levels 0 and 6. However, I don't know if this is a correct setting because perhaps crypttab is made to run in some other fashion. In either case, this is a ...
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LVM on encrypted partition drops me to initramfs root missing

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 64bit on my PC. I have single hard disk (/dev/sda) with LVM encrypted partition. So the problem is that after reboot I cannot start Ubuntu (it dropped me to initramfs prompt ...
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Recover from improper cryptsetup device removal

Using Xubuntu 10.04 (yes, old), I insert an USB disk with cryptsetup volume in it. The OS asks for passphrase and I get access as usual. Then I umount the mounted volume and remove the USB disk. Now ...
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Problem with cryptdisks-udev service

I am getting an error when I run 'puppet resource services' that complains about the cryptdisks-udev service. The exact error message is as follows: status: Unknown parameter: DEVNAME The error ...
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12.04, Kernel 3.2.0-55 & cryptsetup

I am running into a problem regarding the following setup: Partitions: /dev/sde1 cryptswap /dev/sde2 cryptroot |_ /dev/vg_root/lv_root / |_ /dev/vg_root/lv_usr /usr/local |_ ...
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Full System encryption with LUKS on headless server - unlock with dropbear and busybox. How?

I encrypted a headless server with cryptsetup/LUKS. 2 HDDs with 512 MB /boot on /dev/md0 and 1,61 TB LUKS encrypted /dev/md1 with LVM containing /, swap, and others. I installed dropbear (and busybox ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 does not boot after update

as a complete newbie to Linux, I just installed a brand new Lenovo ThinkPad X230 with Ubuntu 13.04 from USB stick. Downloaded the installer from ubuntu.com and put it on a stick. No issues. Next day ...
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What is the correct way to use key file LUKS authorization?

Before filing new bug reports i decided to try to get support on my situation here. Sorry for my english (it may sound frustrating) in advance, feel free to ask about additional details and thanks!! ...
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Cryptsetup does not accept passphrase after installation

I used the xubuntu 13.04 installer and selected german keyboard layout. Afterwards i checked that I want to install with encryption via LUKS on a LVM. There I entered my passphrase and the setup ...
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How do I find the password to a hard drive partition?

I am running Lubuntu 13.04 and I have a problem with a partition on my external drive. Basically, I either do not remember the password or some sort of error is not allowing my access the partition. ...
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Problems with cryptsetup during update

I'm still new to all of this. I think I was installing a bunch of updates, and after what seemed like an hour or so, I finally got this message in the Terminal window: cryptsetup: WARNING: failed to ...