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[Bug 1265381] Re: [Sony VAIO SVP1321C5E] luks/lvm encrypted 13.10 installation doesn't reliably boot


vaipro, thank you for updating your BIOS. Could you please confirm this
issue exists with the latest development release of Ubuntu? ISO images
are available from http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current/ . If
the issue remains, could you please run the following command in the
development release from a Terminal
(Applications->Accessories->Terminal), as it will automatically gather
and attach updated debug information to this report:

apport-collect -p linux <replace-with-bug-number>

If reproducible, could you also please test the latest upstream kernel available (not the daily folder) following https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelMainlineBuilds ? It will allow additional upstream developers to examine the issue. Once you've tested the upstream kernel, please comment on which kernel version specifically you tested. If this bug is fixed in the mainline kernel, please add the following tags:

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Status as Confirmed. Please let us know your results. Thank you for your

** Tags removed: bios-outdated-r1043v7
** Tags added: latest-bios-r1043v7 needs-upstream-testing regression-potential

** Changed in: linux (Ubuntu)
   Importance: Medium => High

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  [Sony VAIO SVP1321C5E] luks/lvm encrypted 13.10 installation doesn't
  reliably boot

Status in “linux” package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  I re-installed ubuntu 13.10 x64 on my vaio pro, in legacy, bios mode. The installation is lvm/luks encrypted and thus asks me for the encryption password before booting. it does not reliably boot. i often have to try several times, those are the errors i get http://i.imgur.com/0ZAMCfT.jpg  :
  "... alert! /dev/mapper/ubuntu-vg-root does not exist ..."

  and sometimes it "boots" without asking me for the password and then fails with  http://i.imgur.com/Cu68SfN.jpg :
  "cryptsetup: cvms_activate is not available"

  this happened on my old install, i fully wiped the ssd and the problem
  still persists. how can i fix this? and does anyone have an idea, why
  booting takes over one minute? the pci-e samsung ssd reads with around
  800MB/s that should boot in 15 seconds or less. my macbook with a slow
  sata3 ssd boots in 20 seconds, with full disc encryption.


  i didn't mention it before, but i used the defaults of the installer
  and didn't create my own partition layout. just install with internet
  and getting updates during the install, reboot into system, install
  updates and then i had the error, again, like in my previous install.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.10
  Package: linux-image-3.11.0-14-generic 3.11.0-14.21
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.11.0-14.21-generic 3.11.7
  Uname: Linux 3.11.0-14-generic x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.12.5-0ubuntu2.2
  Architecture: amd64
   /dev/snd/controlC1:  m          1461 F.... pulseaudio
   /dev/snd/controlC0:  m          1461 F.... pulseaudio
  Date: Wed Jan  1 20:08:10 2014
  HibernationDevice: RESUME=UUID=74796e68-32ea-4456-b0f2-86dd90518c95
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-12-31 (0 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 13.10 "Saucy Salamander" - Release amd64 (20131016.1)
  MachineType: Sony Corporation SVP1321C5E
  MarkForUpload: True
  ProcFB: 0 inteldrmfb
  ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-3.11.0-14-generic root=/dev/mapper/ubuntu--vg-root ro quiet splash
   linux-restricted-modules-3.11.0-14-generic N/A
   linux-backports-modules-3.11.0-14-generic  N/A
   linux-firmware                             1.116
  SourcePackage: linux
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
  dmi.bios.date: 09/09/2013
  dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
  dmi.bios.version: R1040V7
  dmi.board.asset.tag: N/A
  dmi.board.name: VAIO
  dmi.board.vendor: Sony Corporation
  dmi.board.version: N/A
  dmi.chassis.asset.tag: N/A
  dmi.chassis.type: 10
  dmi.chassis.vendor: Sony Corporation
  dmi.chassis.version: N/A
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAmericanMegatrendsInc.:bvrR1040V7:bd09/09/2013:svnSonyCorporation:pnSVP1321C5E:pvrC60C77TA:rvnSonyCorporation:rnVAIO:rvrN/A:cvnSonyCorporation:ct10:cvrN/A:
  dmi.product.name: SVP1321C5E
  dmi.product.version: C60C77TA
  dmi.sys.vendor: Sony Corporation

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