[dm-crypt] help mounting partitions in an encrypted disk after first reboot
julio.gago at metempsy.com
Sun Jun 18 19:21:57 CEST 2017
---- On Sun, 18 Jun 2017 17:40:54 +0200 Arno Wagner <arno at wagner.name> wrote ----
> Hi Julio,
> the partitions do not show up on reboot as the kernel cannot
> see them. The partition table it would need to scan is
> in the encrypted LUKS container and as that is still
> closed on boot, hence the kernel has no chance to look at it.
> A fix might be to just call "partprobe" after opening the
> LUKS container. That scans all reachable devices for
> partition tables. It also works directly after repartitioning,
> i.e. without a reboot.
> partptobe is part of the parted package (at least on Debian).
That fixed it!!!!
I was so close to finding this :). I can see in my history that I tried with "partx" (it does the same, in theory, or something similar in the realm of my understanding) and that I did "man partprobe", probably saw it in the "see also".
I am wondering if we should add a section about this in the FAQ. Or maybe this is not frequent enough?
I volunteer myself to do the update to the FAQ if you guys want.
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