[dm-crypt] loop file with partition problems

Arno Wagner arno at wagner.name
Wed Feb 29 19:44:20 CET 2012

The -y option is useful to use initially to make sure
you have the right password when you format.
It causes cryptsetup to ask the password twice.

For more documentation on the options, run
  cryptsetup -h
and refer to the man-page. 


On Wed, Feb 29, 2012 at 06:57:33PM +0100, Giovanni Di Stasi wrote:
> Il 29/02/2012 17:41, Milan Broz ha scritto:
> >On 02/29/2012 05:26 PM, Giovanni Di Stasi wrote:
> >
> >Here you are creating plain container (did you mean luksFormat in fact?)
> >># sudo cryptsetup -y create crypt .encrypted
> >
> >and here you are trying to open LUKS...
> >># cryptsetup luksOpen .encrypted crypt
> >
> >so try
> >sudo cryptsetup -y create crypt .encrypted
> >
> >which will just recreate the mapping (create just set up mapping,
> >it doesn't format anything)
> >
> >Milan
> Worked!! Thanks!!
> But I was asked the password twice... how come?
> What if I type a different password?
> Thanks,
> Giovanni
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