Bug#551728: initramfs-tools: Fails to boot with encrypted root after upgrade
severity 551728 important
On Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 09:47:38AM +0200, Adam Schmalhofer wrote:
> Package: initramfs-tools
> Version: 0.93.4
> Severity: critical
> Justification: breaks the whole system
no that would be true if it would break a huge number of boxes.
> After upgrading to initramfs-tools 0.93.4 (among other) the system wouldn't boot. With linux-image-2.6.30-1-powerpc the system refued the encrypted harddrive password (for dmsetup; using encrypted lvm) complaining that dm_mod couldn't be loaded. linux-image-2.6.30-2-powerpc simply stopped before asking for the password.
> Replacing initrd.img-2.6.30-2-powerpc with initrd.img-2.6.30-2-powerpc.bak made the system boot again.
> Attached the output of:
> bash -x mkinitramfs -o /dev/null
can you try booting with rootdelay param,
also most probable this is a cryptsetup bug and not initramfs-tools