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Ubuntu cryptsetup won't accept password after normal reboot

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Ubuntu cryptsetup won't accept password after normal reboot

Hi all,


Strange thing happened for me two days ago. I just wanted to reboot my VM and now I'm no longer able to boot.

My system is running with a full encryption with cryptsetup. I'm using a passphrase to unlock my partition. So far so good. But now it doesn’t work anymore... I'm not sure what I did before, but what I know, I didn't change anything! about cryptsetup.


OS version : ubuntu 13.10 i386

kernel version : 3.11.0-13-generic


I try with qwerty and azerty keyboard but it doesn't work


I always get the error message: unlock failed, bad password or options? (on boot)

Command failed: No key available with this passphrase (live cd)


Only thing I can imagine is that I’m using the wrong keyboard layout, but how could I check that? I never saw my input in the boot progress.


I appreciate any help! ;


AABAD  Elmehdi

Aprenticeship SDN Security

HP Networking - EMEA