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|ID||Project||Category||View Status||Date Submitted||Last Update|
|0007339||Kali Linux||General Bug||public||2021-09-22 19:33||2021-10-22 00:13|
|Summary||0007339: Live USB Encrypted Persistence won't work.|
I've written the Kali 2021.3 image via dd and created the LUKS partition called 'persistence'. Created persistence.conf on it which contains '/ union'. Then I tried to boot up in 'Live USB Encrypted Persistence'. It just started the Live without asking LUKS password.
|Steps To Reproduce|
1) Write the flash drive via dd
I didn't tried creating encrypted persistence on this version. It definitely worked on 2021.2. So, I think it is a 2021.3 bug.
I've experienced the same. I spent some time trying multiple combinations of SD Cards, Flash Drives, and writing software - being sure to follow the documentation (and trying my own thing).
As above 2021.2 consistently works fine, and encrypted persistence in 2021.3 just doesn't. Non-encrypted persistence in 2021.3 seems to work though.
I've also tested with "kali-linux-2021-W39-live-everything-amd64.iso" in case there's something updated/extra in there but encrypted persistence doesn't work in that either.
Another example https://bugs.kali.org/view.php?id=7373
I have the same problem. I discovered it’s because the cryptsetup-initramfs package isn’t included in the live image. I rebuilt the live image with that package and everything worked.
I can confirm. I downloaded both the 2021.2 and 2021.3 live images, unpacked the initrd and looked at the content:
$ find initrd-2021.3 -name 'cryptsetup'
Indeed, the cryptsetup binary is missing.
Should be fixed in the 2021.3a release ISO that we released:
|2021-09-22 19:33||4wi7u4||New Issue|
|2021-09-26 19:27||HelpfulHermit||Note Added: 0015240|
|2021-10-15 18:41||Gamb1t||Assigned To||=> Gamb1t|
|2021-10-15 18:41||Gamb1t||Status||new => confirmed|
|2021-10-15 18:41||Gamb1t||Assigned To||Gamb1t => rhertzog|
|2021-10-15 18:43||Gamb1t||Note Added: 0015300|
|2021-10-15 18:44||Gamb1t||Relationship added||has duplicate 0007373|
|2021-10-18 22:27||MotherMucca||Note Added: 0015317|
|2021-10-19 07:59||arnaudr||Note Added: 0015319|
|2021-10-21 13:51||rhertzog||Status||confirmed => resolved|
|2021-10-21 13:51||rhertzog||Resolution||open => fixed|
|2021-10-21 13:51||rhertzog||Fixed in Version||=> 2021.3|
|2021-10-21 13:51||rhertzog||Note Added: 0015334|