[pkg-cryptsetup-devel] Bug#522041: initramfs-tools: conf/conf.d/cryptroot missing from initrd.img when using file system label

Michael Lange klappnase at web.de
Wed Apr 1 18:22:08 UTC 2009

On Wed, 1 Apr 2009 14:21:25 +0200
maximilian attems <max at stro.at> wrote:

> reassign 522041 cryptsetup
> stop


> > > did you try to pass a "rootdelay=12" bootparam?
> > 
> > I did experiment with the rootdelay parameter, but please note that the
> > reason the system would not boot was clearly the missing
> > conf/conf.d/cryptroot file.  update-initramfs just failed to pack this
> > file into the initrd.img if the root file system was specified by
> > LABEL=CRYPTROOT in /etc/fstab. The system setup though was obviously
> > ok., I just had to add the file manually to initrd.img and the system
> > would boot up normally. The irony herein is that I would not have used
> > the LABEL=... thing unless the debian docs had advised me to do so,
> > otherwise I might end with an unbootable system ;)
> > 
> > Michael
> just wanted to exclude the nr. 1 trap users fell into,
> reassigning to cryptsetup which is responsible for it's own hooks and
> conf/conf.d/cryptroot. anyway nicer then LABEL and recommended is UUID
> usage, but LABEL should just work too.
> -- 
> maks

Now I got curious and gave it a try, but using UUID it does not work either.
Anyway, I see the scripts in question belong to cryptsetup, I should have checked that
properly. I guess I got trapped because they sit in /usr/share/initramfs-tools. Apologies for that.


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