[dm-crypt] not a valid LUKS device

Arno Wagner arno at wagner.name
Fri Apr 26 20:26:42 CEST 2013

On Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 01:54:55PM -0300, Hugo wrote:
> On 04/26/2013 11:14 AM, Arno Wagner wrote:
> >> What is your opinion on this?
> > 
> > Well, it is difficult to see what this bug really does, but
> > if it really overwrites the first sector, then the salts
> > in the LUKS header are gone and there is no way to recover
> > from that without a header backup.
> Sure, as expected. I will reformat that so.. :(
> > 
> > It seems Ubuntu still does not understand how to keep its 
> > fingers off existing LUKS partitions. I recommend you complain
> > to them.
> I am trying.. But as I understand, it is seen by them as low priority
> and who is interested in things out of the mainstream should achieve by
> themselves.

Not nice :-/
> Thanks Arno!

No problem.

Arno Wagner,     Dr. sc. techn., Dipl. Inform.,    Email: arno at wagner.name
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