[dm-crypt] Master key question

Sven Eschenberg sven at whgl.uni-frankfurt.de
Thu Dec 20 08:03:16 CET 2012

No, the key supplied during luksFormat is the initial skot-0 key. The
masterkey is generated or can alternativly be supplied on the same command

This is covered in the man page (as well as the FAQ AFAIK).

Quote from man page:
luksFormat <device> [<key file>]
Initializes a LUKS partition and  sets  the  initial  passphrase
(for  key-slot  0), either via prompting or via <key file>.



On Thu, December 20, 2012 05:47, David Li wrote:
> Is the master key the key used in luksFormat?
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