cryptsetup: evms_activate is not available

Bug #957602 reported by Matthew Carr on 2012-03-17
This bug affects 3 people
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cryptsetup (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Fully encrypt system, with raid0 on 2 drives. Upgraded to beta 12.04 from update-manager -d, failed to boot. Verified that the kernel had correct crypted drive UUID's in conf.d by comparing to a back up of the boot partition from before the upgrade. Temporarily fixed by copying the initrd.img-3.0.0-16-generic from the backup and using that to boot instead of initrd.img-3.2.0-18-generic supplied by the upgrade. Re-installing the new kernel through synaptic package manager in hopes it would auto-generate the right settings did not fix this issue. From a previous ticket I researched prior to successfully booting (I don't know the ticket number because I was in the live-cd at the time), cryptsetup might not be the root cause, just the first error to display in the splash screen. (So this might be a dupe of a previously known issue, thought I should report since it still exits)

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Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This bug did not have a package associated with it, which is important for ensuring that it gets looked at by the proper developers. You can learn more about finding the right package at . I have classified this bug as a bug in ecryptfs-utils.

When reporting bugs in the future please use apport by using 'ubuntu-bug' and the name of the package affected. You can learn more about this functionality at

affects: ubuntu → ecryptfs-utils (Ubuntu)
affects: ecryptfs-utils (Ubuntu) → cryptsetup (Ubuntu)
Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :

The evms message is not the root cause of any problems you're experiencing. The evms handling in cryptsetup should probably be dropped as obsolete, but since it *is* obsolete, lack of evms is not going to cause a boot failure.

Changed in cryptsetup (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
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