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initramfs /etc/crypttab boot fix after upgrade

This suggested fix does not require a live OS.

# ramfs shell commands
(initramfs) blkid
#get the driver with LuKs crypt
(initramfs) cryptsetup luksOpen /dev/luksdrive sameluksdrivenamethenappend_crypt
(initramfs) vgchange -ay
(initramfs) exit
# system boots normally
# fixing issue
# edit /etc/crypttab
#rename the first space delimited
# occurrence with sameluksdrivenamethenappend_crypt
# quit n save
# finally run
root@ubuntu# update-initramfs -u -v
# finally reboot
# fixed.
Comment by Titus Cheserem
IP address of resolver


How do you manage that dnscrypt-proxy is set up to operate on On Debian 11 it is set to, and I yet have to find a way to change it.

Comment by theltalpha
then what?

I have followed the steps, and then in mutt I hit esc+b, enter a word, hit enter, then nothing happens. If mairix finds nothing I do get to see some output though.

If i run mairix in a terminal, the output just says "1 match" - how do you get it to show you the actual results?

Comment by muttuser
Same Problem, Yealink Desk Phone
I had a very similar problem, and when I called the "busy" phone from a Sipdroid client it said that the codecs were incompatible. The codecs were fine, but I [finally] noticed that I had been screwing with TLS and my Yealink desk phone had call encryption set to Compulsory. Switching it to optional allowed calls to flow again. Hopefully this may save someone else some head banging. :-)
Comment by Snork
QR CODE WiFi format

Wi-Fi Network config (Android, iOS 11+)


Paramater Example Description
T WPA Authentication type; can be WEP or WPA or WPA2-EAP, or nopass for no password. Or, omit for no password.
S mynetwork Network SSID. Required. Enclose in double quotes if it is an ASCII name, but could be interpreted as hex (i.e. "ABCD")
P mypass Password, ignored if T is nopass (in which case it may be omitted). Enclose in double quotes if it is an ASCII name, but could be interpreted as hex (i.e. "ABCD")
H true Optional. True if the network SSID is hidden. Note this was mistakenly also used to specify phase 2 method in releases up to 4.7.8 / Barcode Scanner 3.4.0. If not a boolean, it will be interpreted as phase 2 method (see below) for backwards-compatibility
E TTLS (WPA2-EAP only) EAP method, like TTLS or PWD
A anon (WPA2-EAP only) Anonymous identity
I myidentity (WPA2-EAP only) Identity
PH2 MSCHAPV2 (WPA2-EAP only) Phase 2 method, like MSCHAPV2

Order of fields does not matter. Special characters \, ;, ,, " and : should be escaped with a backslash (). For example, if an SSID was literally "foo;bar\baz" (with double quotes part of the SSID name itself) then it would be encoded like: WIFI:S:\"foo\;bar\baz\";;

Comment by Mike
nice find!
I had the same issue with Mint. This solution worked for me as well. Kudos to you.
Comment by stanash
safe browsing provider
Is there any other provider (other than Google )?
Comment by Anonymous

Hello, Thank you for this post which was very useful to me. I prefer this method which doesn't use pip to install dns challenge gandi plugin, just apt. I also learned in the certbot documentation that you could combine a specific challenge with a specific automatic installation. For example if we have an Nginx server configured in http:

sudo certbot --authenticator dns --installer nginx --dns-credentials /etc/letsencrypt/gandi.ini --dns-propagation-seconds 30 -d your.domain.tld

allows you to obtain a certificate and automatically configure the server in https.

Comment by Pierre D
comment 1

Thanks for the great information.

I've been a Crashplan customer for years for my Windows laptop.

I'm just transitioning to POP OS on the start of my journey away from Big Tech and setting up a backup service was a priority.

Your article suggests that I should be able to continue using Crashplan after all

Comment by Anonymous