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BusyBox: dropping to build-in shell: initramfs problem with encrypted hard drive

I tried to do an upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 on my laptop. When I came back a bit later, the machine had crashed. I restarted it and it had got in a pickle halfway through the upgrade process. I did ...
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Cannot decrypt hardrive. Password not accepted

I have been tackling this for at least 5 days now. Initially I couldn't get Ubuntu to recognise my already installed partition LVM with an Arch, Home, and Swap logical volume. I have now got Ubuntu ...
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LUKS decryption step missing during boot after upgrade

I upgraded my 12.10 installation that was residing on an LUKS encrypted EXT4 root partition. I did that with the 13.10 Iso standard on a DVD. I booted into the Test System, successfully mounted the ...
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How do I use dm-crypt (LUKS) with GnuPG to use two-factor for FDE?

When using full disk encryption with Ubuntu (opposed to homedir encryption), dm-crypt with LUKS is used for encrypting the volume. In the installer (at least on 12.04 alternate) you can choose between ...
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Order in which passphrase is asked for encrypted volumes

I have installed 12.10 on a machine with two disks. The root partition is on one disk, the swap partition on the other. Both disks are encrypted and I have added the corresponding entries to ...
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How Do I Customize the “cryptroot” Script?

I have a system where all the partitions (/, /home, and swap) are encrypted except for /boot. /boot resides in an external device which also contains a set of encrypted key files used to automatically ...
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How to recover broken Xubuntu 12.04 (Recovery Mode) No Data Loss? [closed]

I've been working on my problem(s) since yesterday morning. I had a bad shut down on my system. Upon reboot Grub seemed fine I was able to mount my encrypted drive, and delivered to lightdm login ...