Encrypted volume in Five Oh! KDE

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Encrypted volume in Five Oh! KDE

Postby Interneci » Tue Feb 09, 2010 22:28

Hi!

I just installed Sabayon in parallel to my current Debian SID installation. It boots fine, but unfortunately I'm unable to mount my LUKS-encrypted data partition which also carries my home directory.

All I get using cryptsetup is the message that no key could be found with the password I gave. (Sorry, I'm in SID right now, so I do not have the exact error message available.)

cryptsetup luksDump complains that the used has is unknown, however I'm not aware of using any special hashes or ciphers:

# cryptsetup luksDump /dev/mapper/default_ng2-cryptstore
LUKS header information for /dev/mapper/default_ng2-cryptstore

Version: 1
Cipher name: aes
Cipher mode: cbc-essiv:sha256
Hash spec: sha256
Payload offset: 2056
MK bits: 256

Is there anything special which has to be done on Sabayon to be able to use LUKS / cryptsetup?

Thanks for any hints or pointer to FAQs - I'm absolutely willing to RTFM if I know where - ,

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Re: Encrypted volume in Five Oh! KDE

Postby xlnagla » Sat Feb 27, 2010 5:07

this FM should apply:
http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/wiki/DM-Crypt_with_LUKS
we don't seem to have any Sabayon-specific information on LUKS; however we maintain full and complete compatibility with gentoo, so any and all guidelines issued here will work in Sabayon.

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Re: Encrypted volume in Five Oh! KDE

Postby Interneci » Tue Mar 02, 2010 21:20

Ok, I found the cause of my problem:

Sabayon ships cryptsetup 1.0.6 which simply does not support sha256 with LUKS - it has sha1 as the only supported, hardcoded hash algorithm.

To be able to choose the LUKS hash is a feature introduced by cryptsetup 1.1.0rc.

Now I just need to find out how to be able to upgrade cryptsetup in Sabayon, "equo search" just finds the installed 1.0.6...
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Re: Encrypted volume in Five Oh! KDE

Postby xlnagla » Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:31

added 14 Feburary to the gentoo mainline repository. To get 1.10,

type, as root
emerge --sync && emerge cryptsetup

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