[clug] Can't mount an encrupted backup file system

steve jenkin sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au
Mon Jun 18 00:18:25 MDT 2012

If the new eePC isn't being used "for real", could another Distro be
loaded and tried to rule in or out a problem with Gnome etc?

Can anyone suggest a good alternative Distro for John to try?
Would Ubuntu without a GUI be suitable?

The premise being:
 - see it work once and figure out any subtle "secret sauce",
 - then move to Distribution of Choice and look to tweaking those bits
[like the Gnome keychain]


Ian Munsie wrote on 18/06/12 2:43 PM:
> Hi John,
> I'm not sure we are on the same page here - you definitely should not
> be trying to "add a passphrase to the new eeePC".


> That said, it wouldn't surprise me if Gnome's key manager has added
> some extra layer of indirection over the top of this process, which
> might make it behave more like a key agent when using those tools (I'm
> not very familiar with Gnome's key manager, so this is speculation).
> Whenever using cryptsetup directly this will not be the case.


> Cheers,
> -Ian

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