I’m trying to mount a LUKS encrypted partition on a 8Tb USB disk. So far, I switched console to Ubuntu and
When I try to
cryptsetup luksOpen /dev/sdc2 encrypted
I get a prompt to write the password and after I enter it, cryptsetup hangs and nothing else happens.
The partition was created on a different host with Ubuntu 17.04 and unlocks normally when pulgged there.
Anything I could try? (or is it nos possible at all?)
EDIT: Well, after some more proper troubleshooting, I’ve found that altohugh cryptsetup never ends execution, the actual /dev/dm-0 is created, so I
ln -s /dev/dm-0 /dev/mapper/encrypted
to finish the job. After that I was able to
mkfs.ext4 /dev/mapper/encrypted and
mount /dev/mapper/encrypted /mnt/internal
So, it clearly works, although cryptsetup gets blocked by some reason (?). I don’t feel very comfortable with a (un)dead cryptsetup command lying around, so any solution/fix will be greatly appreciated.