Install problems: Encrypted LVM Lubuntu install on USB hard drive

Nio Wiklund nio.wiklund at
Sun Nov 8 04:54:56 UTC 2015

Hi Tom,

Maybe the problem is not LVM and encryption, but the graphics driver or
the wifi driver. Maybe something else.

Please specify your computer

- Brand name and model
- RAM (size)
- graphics chip/card
- wifi chip/card

It will make it easier to give relevant advice.

Can you install Lubuntu without encryption?

Best regards

Den 2015-11-08 kl. 04:55, skrev Tom Cloyd:
> Nio and list -
> Problems remain: 2015.11.07:1100 - ISO burned, won't boot
> Details:
> *file:* lubuntu-15.10-alternate-i386.iso
> *md5sum* [from
> d88846ba3a7493cc4b792680c43ad8ef *lubuntu-15.10-alternate-i386.iso
> *md5sum check:*
> tomc at LDT:~/software_archive$ md5sum lubuntu-15.10-alternate-i386.iso
> d88846ba3a7493cc4b792680c43ad8ef  lubuntu-15.10-alternate-i386.iso
> tomc at LDT:~/software_archive$ 
> *result:* boot attempt on both my netbook and desktop led to flashing
> cursor on blank screen; no other response observed.
> The install process went fine. No issues. But then the disk just would
> not boot. Disappointing.
> I'm retrying this, using the 15.10 desktop version.
> Tom
> On 11/06/2015 04:37 AM, Nio Wiklund wrote:
>> Hi Tom,
>> Which version of Lubuntu are you trying to install? I have been testing
>> the iso files prior to release, and Encrypted disk (with LVM) works for
>> me according to this testcase (for the Lubuntu alternate installer)
>> If you want encrypted home, you should try the newest version 15.10. At
>> least some older versions have problems due to problems with cryptswap.
>> I think you are affected by that bug.
>> Best regards
>> Nio
>> Den 2015-11-06 kl. 09:53, skrev Tom Cloyd:
>>> On 10/18/2015 10:19 PM, Aere Greenway wrote:
>>>> On 10/18/2015 10:14 PM, Tom Cloyd wrote:
>>>>> check with gparted on more time (all's well), and start my attempt #5
>>>> Might the "Volume group name already in use" message occur because of
>>>> the above (the checking one last time with gparted)?
>>> I'm sorry to have to report that all my attempts to install an encrypted
>>> Lubuntu OS to a USB hard drive have failed.
>>> I won't even try to catalog the hills and valleys I've gone through
>>> trying to get the installation procedure to work. I have to conclude
>>> that it simply has not been adequately tested. No matter what error I
>>> work my way through, another one pops up. I have to cut my time losses
>>> and abandon the effort.
>>> One thing that certainly needs to be fixed is this: once the install to
>>> the USB drive actually starts, and before it throws up whatever error
>>> it's cooked up this time, there is a complaint about the existence of an
>>> unencrypted swap, and a request that I run "swapoff". I then have to
>>> blow off the install process, get back to a command line to run swapoff,
>>> then restart the whole process. This is plain stupid. That workflow just
>>> makes no sense.
>>> Is there any way to do this install without using the normal
>>> installation procedure? A way that actually might work?
>>> Thanks for any help offered.
>>> Tom

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