[dm-crypt] (no subject)

Arno Wagner arno at wagner.name
Mon May 4 18:41:58 CEST 2015


first, please update cryptsetup to a current version. It reads 
the parameters from the LUKS header and hence will work with 
older settings in there.

Second, what is different when it works vs. when it does not work?
Xterm vs. text-console? Uses some program that may have changed
the charset? Section 1.2 of the FAQ may provide some hints:

Does this happen with a passphrase that has no spaical characters and 
only 7-bit ASCII ones?


On Mon, May 04, 2015 at 16:50:34 CEST, janemba wrote:
> Hi,
> I have an issue with LUKS. I have a new external hard drive with the
> following characteristics :
> Host scsi11: usb-storage
> Vendor: Seagate (2TB)
> Product: Expansion
> Serial Number: xxx
> Protocol: Transparent SCSI
> Transport: Bulk
> Quirks: SANE_SENSE
> Also I have cryptsetup install on my box with version 1.4.3 and kernel
> 3.14.5. I can't update cryptsetup on this box as I ciphered the hard drive
> with this version and I'm afraid to not be able to deciphered the hard
> drive if cryptsetup version change.
> Moreover, I'm using the external hard drive only with this box. This mean I
> setup nad I use cryptsetup on my external hard drive only with the box
> above.
> My issue is each time I open the device I got the following error :
> "No key available with this passphrase."
> I open it like below :
>  $ cryptsetup luksOpen  /dev/sdb1 safehd
> But sometimes it works so this is not a password issue. Also, I setup again
> the hard drive by zeroing the whole device and I got the exact same issue.
> Do you know whats going ?
> Please let me know if you want further information.
> Thanks

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