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Hello,

I have been using loopaes on my old laptop for several years without any
problem. I boot from a USB stick to mount an encrypted root partition.

Earlier this week I upgraded to a different laptop -- same manufacturer and
same "generation", the main noticeable difference being that it supports USB 2. I simply installed the hard drive into the new machine and on my
*unencrypted* system everything works.

However I can no longer mount the root partition when the hard drive is in
the new machine. I boot from the USB stick, and everything seems normal until a point:
[...]
Delaying /dev/sda mount for 15 seconds...
sci 0:0:0:0: Direct-Access SanDisk Cruzer Micro
sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] 250879 512-byt hardware sectors (128MB)
sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Write Protect is off
sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Assuming drive cache: write through
sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] 250879 512-byt hardware sectors (128MB)
sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Write Protect is off
sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Assuming drive cache: write through
sda:...delay complete, continuing
<6>usb 1-4: reset high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 2
usb 1-4: reset high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 2

At this point, the passphrase prompt does not show up but if I type
characters they are echoed on the screen. Pressing Ctr-Alt-Del reboots the
system.

At first I thought I didn't have usb 2 support built into my kernel on the
usb disk, but I was mistaken (I do). I also experimented (after having put the hard drive back into my old laptop) with rebuilding the initrd image on the flash drive to add longer delays (both the "general" [can't remember the exact name] delay as well as the MOUNT_DELAY) and that didn't solve things.

Any advice on how to fix this would be great. I can still perfectly access
my system, as long as I move the hard drive into the old laptop. Do I have to completely rebuild the usb key on the new system?

thanks in advance

jules


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