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My solution to LUKS and keyboard layout problems is to add the passphrase twice. So the same sequence of key presses will be accepted in both US/qwerty layout and whatever you usually use (in my case, DE/qwertz). If you use more than one keyboard layout you can add more passphrases for them; LUKS supports up to 8 in total, and most people never use more ...


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You make this message disappear by setting your GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT variable in /etc/default/grub with crypt_opts=<whatever#1>,lvm=<whatever#2> The script in /usr/share you mention set the variable cryptlvm with . For further reference, my own GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT contains: ...


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Systemd expects a separate /usr partition to be made available by the initramfs. I don't have a setup to reproduce this, but you probably need to follow the wiki on /usr as a separate partition together with enabling the encrypt or sd-encrypt hooks in the HOOKS variable of /etc/mkinitcpio.conf. Both of them allow you to have an encrypted / device, but they ...


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By some mystery I had wiped the volume group and the physical volume in it. It was just a matter of recovering them using the metadata I could back-up using testdisk. I copied the original /etc/lvm folder on the Desktop of the live user, then $ pvcreate --uuid "cZ83jX-WXkk-tNG4-ulGT-sAqq-HlKq-Omtqc8" \ --restorefile ...



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