>To see if a kernel is suitable simply omit the initial ramdisk in your bootloader configuration.
Thank you, this helped! I just had to change my grub.conf like this:
#root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc ramdisk=4096 real_root=/dev/sda5 resume2=swap:/dev/sda6 doscsi
It seams strange that root encryption failed anyway.
I used my own way to finish encrypted root setup:
when booted from livecd, I copied all my genoo filesystem (ext3) to
another partition on same disk, to convert to reiserfs and test if that
works - it worked O.K.
2. booted my ext3 system and changed all necessary things
for root encryption in reiserfs partition. (I changed
DESTINATIONROOT=/mnt/sda5 in build-initrd.sh)
3. created bootable USB.
4. set up encrypted partiton in my second hard drive and copied files
from prepared reiserfs partition on first hdd. (I could do this, using
dd command even faster than copying separate files, but that came
across my mind later)
Could this make any problem?
I'm happy that I can boot
my kernel without initramfs now, but, as I am planning to use
hibernation, I would like to know if I can avoid initramfs then (for
example following Alon Bar-Lev's how-to)?
PS: it took me almost one month to build correctly configured
kernel!! There are really many possible options and I had to read a lot
especially because I didn't knew much about kernel and hardware...
Also, I didn't wanted to include anything unnecessary in my kernel.
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