[dm-crypt] luksAddKey successful but not working

leam hall leamhall at gmail.com
Wed May 22 14:50:22 CEST 2013

Help! I've nearly broken my desk banging my head against this problem. I am
using Red Hat 5.9 base install and trying to set the LUKS volume to come
on-line on boot.

The volume can be manually mounted. However, when I try to create the key
file it becomes a 0 length file and does not work when the system boots.

cryptsetup luksAddKey /dev/sda2 keyfile
Enter any LUKS passphrase:
Verify passphrase:
key slot 0 unlocked.
Command successful.

ls -lart keyfile
-rw------- 1 root root 0 May 22 08:42 keyfile

cat /etc/crypttab
luks /dev/sda2 /root/keyfile luks

This is probably operator error but I'm not sure where to look. Any help


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