On Arch Linux, I setup an encrypted partition on an LVM volume using KDE Partition Manager.
I lost the password to that partition and I deleted the partion using KDE.
Thereafter the boot process freezed and never reached the login prompt.
I restored from a partition backup and all ran fine.
Now on I get a prompt before login requesting a password which I can skip pressing enter a few times.
/etc/crypttab contains an entry to that partition however
/etc/fstab does not.
Is it an expected behavior for an
/etc/crypttab entry pointing to an absent volume to freeze the boot process?
I am trying to figure out if the entry was the likely cause of the boot up issue and if I can safely delete the entry and the partition.
The LVM volume is not encrypted.
edit : on Arch use
mkinitcpio -P to regenerate initramfs