[Pkg-cryptsetup-devel] Bug#465763: Bug#465763: Bug#465763: cryptsetup: can't boot from USB device

Jonas Meurer jonas at freesources.org
Fri Feb 15 10:11:46 UTC 2008

On 15/02/2008 Piotr Roszatycki wrote:
> 2008/2/14, David Härdeman <david at hardeman.nu>:
> >  >The attached patch tries to resolve this problem in the same way like
> >  >main initramfs' script: it just gives a little more time for
> >  >usb-storage driver.
> >
> >  If I remember correctly, the initramfs-tools scripts (i.e. the ones that
> >  run before the cryptsetup scripts) already wait if the rootdelay
> >  parameter is set...so doesn't the present situation already provide
> >  this?
> The rootdelay parameter wait only for root device, not for source
> device for encrypted volume.

So you're not talking about booting from an encrypted usb volume, but rather
about starting/mounting an encrypted usb volume during boot process?

I have to admit that I suffer from the same issue, my external firewire
device is not available early enough in boot process to be found by

But for me, this happens only with the latest linux-2.6.24-4 kernel
(selfcompiled). With earlier kernels (even linux-2.6.24-1), same .config
I'm unable to reproduce that.

Can you verify that the bug happens only with latest 2.6.24-4 kernel?


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