I used the lvm on luks encrytion method.

I was booted to this

Starting version 241.7-2-arch
ERROR: device '/dev/mapper/MyVolGroup-root' not found. Skipping fsck.
mount: /new_root: no filesystem type specified.
You are now being dropped into an emergency shell.
sh: can't access tty; job control turned off
[rootfs ]# _
  • Looks like you haven't set up any hooks for opening the LUKS partition. The arch wiki has a good guide on setting this up – Torin Mar 21 at 15:18
# mount /dev/MyVolGroup/root /mnt
# mkdir /mnt/home
# mount /dev/MyVolGroup/home /mnt/home
# swapon /dev/MyVolGroup/swap

# mkdir /mnt/hostlvm
# mount --bind /run/lvm /mnt/hostlvm
# arch-chroot /mnt
# ln -s /hostlvm /run/lvm

I added: cryptdevice=UUID=device-UUID:cryptlvm root=/dev/MyVolGroup/root

within the Double quotes of GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="" and GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="" in


to get:

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="cryptdevice=UUID=device-UUID:cryptlvm root=/dev/MyVolGroup/root"
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="cryptdevice=UUID=device-UUID:cryptlvm root=/dev/MyVolGroup/root"

The device-UUID is something you need to get with:

ls -l /dev/disk/by-uuid/

you put the UUID where device-UUID showed up before.

Before these I did

arch-chroot /mnt

Don't regenerate the grub config yet. I regenerated the grub config.(this was the wrong time to do it)

I reinstalled linux with pacman -S linux

Make sure the hoods are right in /etc/mkinitcpio.conf go to lvm on luks in the archlinux wiki to see them.

Then I ran

mkinitcpio -p linux

I exited arch-chroot by using the command exit.


I did this

mkdir /mnt/hostlvm
mount --bind /run/lvm /mnt/hostlvm
arch-chroot /mnt
ln -s /hostlvm /run/lvm

then I ran

grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg

I exited out of arch-chroot the rebooted with




And it worked after that.

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