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Re: Booting from LVM on top of LUKS

From: Andrey Borzenkov
Subject: Re: Booting from LVM on top of LUKS
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2014 12:40:44 +0400

On Fri, Apr 25, 2014 at 7:22 AM, Kwesadilo X <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have been trying to set up GRUB to boot Linux from an LVM logical volume
> on top of a LUKS device. This is my system root partition, including /boot.
> I've read various places that GRUB2 supports booting from LVM or LUKS
> volumes, but nothing that seemed too official or that mentioned both at the
> same time. Is this a supported configuration?
> My current status is that I can boot GRUB, GRUB will ask for my encryption
> key, and show the boot menu (from grub.cfg stored in /boot) after I give my
> key. At this point, I can see from the GRUB shell that GRUB has mounted my
> LVM/LUKS volume, and I can see my kernel and initramfs in /boot. I can give
> the initrd and linux commands seemingly without error. But when I give the
> boot command, the system just hangs. Any ideas?

You could try "set debug=all" in grub shell before doing "boot". This
may reveal whether it hangs in grub or after grub passed control to

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