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This was happening to me too using 4.4.0-24. 4.4.0-28 which seems to have been pushed out today has fixed the issue.


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alternative to old truecrypt is Veracrypt. Supposedly continuing where truecrypt left off. As Veracrypt can encrypt folders, you can have a LUKS volume with a Veracryt container with your photos of the president's wife naked, and they probably won't get to them. However, since the government pays Intel for backdoors into your PC with the firmware chips, who ...


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In the file /etc/default/grub find and turn off (comment with "#") two lines: GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0 GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true After this run update-grub. This method together with the previous advice of jflaflamme was helped me.


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You may want to investigate how some common encryption schemes like AES work, keys are actually 16 to 64 bytes (maybe 256 or 512?). Having a 10 billion byte passphrase won't really add anything except confusion for you. Also consider that if a government is investigating you, they could search every device & drive you have anywhere (house, car, work, ...


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This just happened to me, and it turns out the nvme kernel module wasn't loaded into the initramfs. When you get dropped into the busybox prompt, try modprobe nvme. If it doesn't show up in /proc/modules afterwards, the initramfs is missing it. Simply add nvme to your /etc/initramfs-tools/modules file, and then run: sudo update-initramfs -u -k all and ...


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Ok, figured it out. The UUID of sdb3_crypt (where / and swap are located) somehow wasn't right in /etc/crypttab. I verified this by comparing the UUIDs listed in /etc/crypttab with those listed in /dev/disk/by-uuid/. No idea how that got wrong, but I must have fat fingered it somewhere along the way. I corrected /etc/crypttab with the correct UUID of /dev/...



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