[packman] Re: mkinitrd and cryptsetup problem

Gregory A. Kohring kohring at ccrl-nece.de
Mon Aug 28 08:33:05 CEST 2006

Hi Christopher,

Thanks for the information.  I have now updated the mkinitrd script to
look for both cryptsetup and cryptsetup-luks.  Hopefully, they will get
the names straightened out sometime in the near future... ;-)

-- Greg

Christopher Laprise wrote:
> Hi Gregory,
> I used your revised mkinitrd script for a SUSE 10.1 encrypted root
> partition. However I did not compile cryptsetup-luks as suggested in the
> following Howto:
> http://en.opensuse.org/Encrypted_Root_File_System_with_SUSE_HOWTO
> Instead, I installed this package from packman which yielded
> '/usr/sbin/cryptsetup-luks' but NOT '/usr/sbin/cryptsetup'.
> This prevented the boot process from coping with the encrypted
> partition. I think its because the modified mkinitrd didn't recognize
> the cryptsetup-luks command, and didn't display an error when cryptsetup
> wasn't available. However creating a hard link for /usr/sbin/cryptsetup
> allowed the script to do its job properly.
> I'll leave it to you for deciding who/where a fix would be best made, as
> I'm not sure whether the package or the script would be considered at
> fault. :-)
> Thanks,
> Chris

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