[pkg-cryptsetup-devel] Bug#542928: Bug#542928: Bug#542928: cryptsetup fail with kernel 2.6.30-6

Jonas Meurer jonas at freesources.org
Tue Aug 25 18:36:04 UTC 2009

hey again,

On 25/08/2009 Guillaume JAOUEN wrote:
> I use a standard sid install with only nvidia proprietary driver :

thanks for the information. i run several debian/sid installations with
linux-image-2.6.30-1-amd64 (2.6.30-6) without any issues, and so far I
was unable to reproduce the bug you reported. let's see ...

> This kernel also runs on a Xen hypervisor.  It supports only unpriviledged
> (domU) operation.

so the system on which you discovered the bug runs as domU, right?

> Output during boot :
> debian kernel 2.6.30-1-amd64
> ...
> failure : failed to assemble all array
> volume group "debian" not found.
> skipping volume group debian.
> unable to find LVM volume debian/root
> volume group "debian" not found.
> skipping volume group debian.
> unable to find LVM volume debian/swap_1
> done.
> begin : waiting for root file system... done
> gave up waiting for root device. common problems :
> - boot args cat /proc/cmdline
> - check rootdelay =(did the system wait long enough?)
> - check root =(did the system wait for the right device?)
> - missing modules ( cat /proc/modules)
> ALERT! /dev/mapper/debian-root does not exist
> dropping to a shell.
> busybox V.1.13.3 (debian 1:1.13.3-1) built-in shell (ash)
> Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.
> /bin/sh: can't access tty: job control turned off.
> (initramfs)

do you use lvm? seems like the lvm setup is broken. in case that your
root device is on lvm (the default for guided encrypted partitioning
in debian-installer), then that might be the real issue here.

> output of cat /proc /cmdline :
> (initramfs) root=/dev/mapper/debian-root ro

> output of mount /dev/sda1 /boot/ :
> mount: mounting /dev/sda1 on /boot/ failed no such file or directory.
> output of ls / :
> bin
> boot ( I had to create it with mkdir)

ok, and is it possible to mount /dev/sda1 after creating /boot?

i.e. 'mkdir /boot && mount -t ext3 /dev/sda1 /boot'

> output of ls /dev/sd* :
> sda
> sda1
> sda2
> sda5

from the initramfs, please give the output of
'for dev in /dev/sda[125]; do echo "$dev:"; fstype $dev; done'

> I can't mount any file system, they are in ext3 format.

what is the exact error message if you try to mount them?

on your system (booted with a working kernel), please give the output of
/etc/fstab and /etc/crypttab.

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