[Pkg-cryptsetup-devel] Bug#466573: Bug#466573: cryptsetup: 2.6.25-rc2 does not boot due to "Error allocating crypto tfm"

Jonas Meurer jonas at freesources.org
Thu Feb 21 23:53:33 UTC 2008

On 21/02/2008 Didier Raboud wrote:
> Le jeudi, 21 février 2008 16.04:55 Jonas Meurer, vous avez écrit :
> > On 21/02/2008 Didier Raboud wrote:
> > > As far as I understand them, the solution is either to wait for the merge
> > > of chainiv into blkcipher or adding chainiv.ko into the initramfs. I just
> > > don't know how I can test it myself nor which solution will be prefered
> > > by Debian.
> >
> > Just do the same thing you did with blkcipher with chainiv. In the
> > initramfs console try 'modprobe chainiv', and see whether that fixes
> > your problem.
> I can't ! chainiv isn't in the initrd... I think I could be able to rebuild an 
> initramfs with correct modules inserted by `man`ing cpio and such, I just 
> don't know how and when I will get time for it. I bet I will wait for a 
> next -rc* version.
> Regards and sorry,

sorry, you're correct. the following should work:

[ add chainiv module to list of modules to be included in initrd ]
# echo "chainiv" >> /etc/initramfs-scripts/modules

[ update your initrd ]
# update-initramfs -u

and then try what i suggested.

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