Bug#716978: initramfs not setting up crypto
Ben Hutchings writes:
> On Mon, 2013-08-05 at 16:31 -0700, Matt Taggart wrote:
> > I think I am seeing the same bug reported in #716978...
> > I just did an install of wheezy using a d-i daily (updated today
> > 2013-08-05). The root is md raid->crypt->lvm. Upon boot the initramfs
> > started up the md raid devices properly, but failed to setup the crypto
> > and dropped to an initramfs shell. When I poke around I see that
> > /lib/modules/3.2.0-4-amd64/kernel/crypto/
> > is lacking most of the crypto modules (including the xts/serpant/etc
> > that my system needed). So I am unable to bring things up by hand
> > either.
> > During the install, for the question about how much to include in the
> > initramfs, I picked the "just what's needed by this system" answer,
> > although I think that should have been OK.
> I doubt we'll ever be able to get it completely right. That option
> should be warned against in general. It is useful for machines with
> limited memory or space for the initramfs (e.g. ARM systems where the
> bootloader looks for it in a specific flash partition). Otherwise it
> just saves a fraction of a second of boot time, or fails to boot.
I used d-i rescue mode to mount the disks and switch from "dep" to "most"
mode for update-initramfs and that pulled the crypto modules in. But now
the problem is that the LVM tools aren't in the initramfs so it gets stuck
at that point.