md5 sums and hammerfs encryption

Alex Hornung ahornung at
Wed May 25 12:57:52 PDT 2011

On 25/05/11 15:47, Pierre Abbat wrote:
> Last I checked, I get only one chance to type the password, and as the 
> keyboard layout isn't set yet, I usually mess it up. Ubuntu has an early 
> cryptdisks init script and a later one, and gives me three tries (which is 
> the default according to the man page).

I was intending to do a number of changes to the encryption stuff this
summer anyway, so I'll take that into account. I'll probably up the
default number of tries of the root volume to 2 or 3.

> Also, if root is not encrypted but some other partition is, can the init 
> script time out and continue booting without the encrypted partition? For 
> rebooting remotely this would be useful.

Yes, I also want to introduce a few changes to crypttab, which is where
these changes would reside. Adding support for a variety of options
including a timeout is in my plans already.


More information about the Users mailing list