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To really ignore the message and do not skip the partition, you need (at least) comment out/delete the return 1 in /usr/share/initramfs-tools/hooks/cryptroot after the line where the error message is written (around line 274 - depening on the used cryptsetup version). Beware that this file is by default managed by the package manager, and therefore is ...


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My problem got solved after changing kernel version to 3.10 and changing gpg version to an old one, that wasn't requiring pinentry to work and that i compiled statically. Although with new version i checked everything twice there always seemed to be an problem with pinentry. Also I think that genkernel wasn't including pinentry automatically. I had to ...


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Creating an encrypted volume does just that: create an encrypted volume on the disk. Using the volume on your live system is a concept that only makes sense as long as the system remains live: it needs to be done all over again if the system reboots. So you need to arrange for the volume to be brought up during the system startup. To do that, list it in the ...


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As long as you have the disk space, I would just go with dd which will do a byte for byte copy of the drive. If you are not familiar with dd, it's fequently described as a dangerous command. The arguments for source and destination are if= and of= (for input file and output file) and if you mix them up you get no warning, rather you just overwrite your good ...



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