Ubuntu :: Cannot Mount Newly Created LUKS Filesystem
Jun 24, 2011
I just created a LUKS filesystem following these instructions. Everything seemed okay at first. It mounted with no problem and I moved some files there. I then unmounted it and remounted it to see if I would need to use a special command. It mounted right away and even allowed access to normal users. So, I rebooted to see if anything would change. Before I go on I should say that my partitioning scheme is weird. Not knowing any better I 'upgraded' to 11.04 when my update manager told me a new version was out. This didn't go well and I had to do a fresh install to put 10.10 back on my machine. After this the way it partitions the drive has been weird. What I had was /dev/sda1 which has my installation on it including /home. But, where it gets weird is /dev/sda2 would not manually mount. Looking at the disk in gparted it showed /dev/sda2 THEN under that, as if they were sub partitions or something, I had sda6 and sda7. I had been using 6 and 7 for various things and they mounted fine, so I decided to encrypt 7. After reboot I only have sda1. Everything else shows up as unallocated and ever way I try to mount I get device does not exist.
I only did the procedure for sda7 but 6 has been affected as well. There is no longer a sda2 the way there was before. This always bothered me anyway since I wanted sda2 for my /home but it wanted to call it sda6 and put it under sda2 like I said, I could never fix that, now this.
I have an Intel setup with 64bit Ubuntu. I have an NVIDIA graphics card. When I used compiz, I found that my mouse would follow newly created windows. (e.g, I would bring up terminal and if I hit F1, the mouse would move to the upper right of the screen by itself. I have since turned off compiz which resolves the issue. where I can turn it off/on.
We are running Oracle 10.2.04 RAC on Red Hat Linux 5 and when ever our SAN storage admin created new LUNS we have to reboot the servers so that server can see newly created LUNS. This causing downtime to our application. How we can add LUNS dynamically without rebooting servers. We are using device mapper mulitpath from red hat version 0.4.7-30.el5 and we have QLOGIC HBA's.
i've written a bash script to add new users to our system. the script works so I won't bother you all about that. when a new user is created with it, they can immediately login to our domain from any terminal, which is good. However, the newly created user is unable to login to debian at all, and so cannot access the server. when attempting to do so, they get a message like "the system administrator has disabled your account". This is a good thing really as normal users have no need for debian login, but I do need to add a few admin users who will need direct access to the server machine.
This is the code I'm using to add the user. The rest of my script is just a wrapper and GUI. I figure the login shell may have something to do with it, so I tried changing the shell of a user to the default /bin/bash. This resulted in the user being able to login - sort of. Gnome doesn't load though, and there's a cascade of errors across the screen about things failing to save or load settings. mostly stuff like nautilus, X, and gnome. the desktop background is black and there's no interface. Logging in with a previously existing account works fine though. Clearly I have an issue somewhere.
i am facing a problem regarding permissions. how can i set 775 permission for all newly created files and folders. when i give chmod -R 775 /data permission is getting to all files and folders. but when i create a folder i wont get that permission. i want this 755 permission should be permanent for all old and newly create files
I just want to know how the default size of a newly created file or folder is 4.0 kb.Does this value is mentioned in any configuration file,if that is the case can we edit that file and can we change this default value.
Running NFS on Fedora 10. Exports fine. I tested it locally. I tested the NFS configuration by trying to access the exported directory from my local machine, before testing it from a remote machine. While logged in as root, I created a new directory "/mnt/nfstest".
Then I mounted the NFS share at the new directory I created: [root@eric root]# mount -t nfs localhost:/mnt/nfs /mnt/nfstest
When I tried to mount on the remote client: [root@frank root]# mount -t nfs eric:/mnt/nfs /mnt/nfstest
After a while I got: # mount eric:/mnt/nfs /mnt/nfstest mount.nfs: mount system call failed
I tried strace but wasn't sure what I was looking for, but I've attached the results as a .odt file.
The question is, as far as I know Ubuntu distro adds a user created with useradd to supplementary groups automatically. For instance, I want to enable sudo for all newly created users on my LiveCD and want them to be added to the group 'wheel' on creation. I'm sure it is possible to do it in Fedora, but how?
I just maked an ext4 partition by the help of gparted. Ubuntu is my only OS no dual boot. Using Ubuntu Maverick. The problem is partition must be open as root to do any work else it wont even allow me to open file,create folder,cut copy paste or anything.
CentOS 5.4 install, likewise open standard install (For active directory authentication).I have a license service which requires a license.txt be in the users home directory.The group owner for license.txt must be the same as the license service. Whenever a new domain user logs in, it creates the all the appropriate files but the group owner for license.txt is the users domain group. My current workaround seems like more effort than it's worth, is there another way to get this process solved easier/more secure?
- copy the license.txt into /etc/skel
- created a script to check for the presence of license.txt, check it's permissions and change them if necessary
- gave the domain's group sudo [nopasswd] access to the script (the script is not writable)
Using C++, I want to process sub-folders on my home folder sequentially each with a special naming format and containing some binary files in it:
Code: 1/ 2/ 3/ 4/ 5/ 6/ ...
Give above folders, I will process files in 1/ at first, 2/ at second, 3/ at third, and so on.
For some n/ folder, if I realize that n/ actually does not exist in local file system, I do not want to wait for it. Hence I will keep processing (n+1)/ folder, and so on.
However, when processing some (n+m)/ folder, previously not processed n/ folder may have been created on local file system. In this case, I do not want to miss processing it, but somehow detect its creation and process it. After processing n/ folder, I want to continue from (n+m+1)/.
I have several directories, each owned by root and a group of the same name,By setting the sgid bit, I made sure that newly created files and directories are owned by the correct group, and that directories have the sgid bit set too.On each newly created directory or file, the permissions are set to 755. This is because this is the default umask, and I cannot change a users umask. I actually only want files created below a particular directory to have group write access, inheriting this behaviour to newly created directories properly.I'm not on samba or NFS, I have to do this for SSH users.The filesystem is ext3.I started to fool around with ACLs, but couldn't find what I was looking for.
Recently, I started protecting all user-accessible filesystems on my Sidux desktop machine with LUKS. Before that, I would regularly erase traces of deleted data, and I wonder if this is still necessary.
It would be most valuable to me to be pointed towards a good introductory article on the underlying mechanics of LUKS and cryptsetup, as there are a few more minor questions to be answered. Unfortunately, I lack the necessary mathematic and cryptographic background to understand scientific papers.
I have just formatted an external USB disk with a JFS filesystem. The partition shows up in 'Computer', and it mounts, but if I try and copy and files onto it, it will not do it. Clearly, Nautilus is mounting it read-only. How do I get this to behave like my USB Flash drive, where I plug it in, and its automatically mounted read/write?
I'm having a problem auto-mounting a new luks partition. I have crypttab and fstab entries. I already have my primary encrypted partition (root) mounting at boot (from the install), but after creating this one manually, it does not open on boot. It auto-mounts when I run the following command manually after boot: sudo luksOpen /dev/disk/by-uuid/<uuid> mycrypt
It seems I've run into a bit of a problem. I recently upgraded to the latest kernel 2.6.32-24-generic (x86) but when I reboot into the new kernel and type in my password the system hangs, same when using a keyfile on the root file system.to give an outline of how the disks are setup.3 hard drives
sda is what I currently run to write this text, sdb is my former harddrive, connected via USB.
I want to access the root partition on sdb.
The problem is:
Code: Select allcryptsetup luksOpen /dev/sdb5 oldhd Enter passphrase for /dev/sdb5: root@x200s:/home/b# ls /dev/mapper/ control oldhd sda5_crypt x200s--vg-root x200s--vg-swap_1 root@x200s:/home/b# mount /dev/mapper/oldhd /mnt/ [b]mount: unknown filesystem type 'LVM2_member'[/b]
Before all this, both sda and sdb where in the same volume group. I renamed the volume group of sdb to "oldDisk" using
Code: Select allvgrename <UUID> oldDisk
How I can access the data on the root filesystem of my sdb..
I installed Ubuntu Server 9.10 in a virtual machine, and I'm trying to install the VMware Tools but I can't mount the installer CD: $ sudo mount /dev/scd0 /media/cdrom mount: unknown filesystem type 'iso9660'
When I upgraded from FC11 to FC12 of the encrypted raid partitions started to request password on boot (in FC11 not having references to encrypted md1 in fstab and crypttab, was enough for FC11 not to ask for passwords on boot) despite the fact that I removed /etc/crypttab and there is nothing in /etc/fstab relating to encrypted md1 (raid array). I want my machine to boot w/o asking me passwords for encrypted devices, and I will open and mount them myself manually after boot.
I know how to mount it manually. I've seen a howto on how to mount it automatically by loging in with the user, you type your username and password and it mounts your encrypted partition. But that's not what I want. My idea is to call cryptsetup and mount on boot, AND ask me for passphrase like when its loading the system, then if I don't type the right password it shouldn't mount /home, even though i type the correct USER password later when the system is loaded(and then I'd have an empty /home since my home partition wasn't mounted due to wrong passphrase).
This is what I tried: I added the commands to rc.local and I don't even feel like it was executed, no passphrase was asked. As a test if commands there were being executed, I tried simple commands lile mkdir /test and it worked. So commands there are executed, yet, no passphrase was asked to me, I looked on dmesg for crypt and found nothing, I pressed alt+ctrl+F1 desiring to find a passprhase-ask and again, nothing.