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Encrypted Pup save - Maximum password length
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puppyfan82

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PostPosted: Sun 25 Aug 2013, 06:05    Post subject:  Encrypted Pup save - Maximum password length
Subject description: Is there any restriction for password length?
 

I'm trying to create an encrypted pup save file in Precise Puppy 5.7.1. I'm using a 33 character password(I know, overkill Smile). But this does not work. Is there any limit for this?
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Semme

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PostPosted: Sun 25 Aug 2013, 06:57    Post subject:  

What doesn't work, the passwd entry? Not visible aboard Linux.

Which file system did you choose? Anything but ext2- no good.
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PostPosted: Sun 25 Aug 2013, 07:13    Post subject: Re: Encrypted Pup save - Maximum password length
Subject description: Is there any restriction for password length?
 

puppyfan82 wrote:
I'm trying to create an encrypted pup save file in Precise Puppy 5.7.1. I'm using a 33 character password(I know, overkill Smile). But this does not work. Is there any limit for this?

likely 32bit : 0-31
but the kernel compiles name can be up 63 chars .
Otherwise needs to look into losetup source .
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Semme

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PostPosted: Sun 25 Aug 2013, 09:14    Post subject:  

Now I see.. There's no max. Sure, you see the passwd entry during creation- fine.

Whatcha gotta do when it's time to sign on is type blind.. Nix won't display chars.
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PostPosted: Sun 25 Aug 2013, 12:30    Post subject:  

Yes. The file system is ext2 and I'm aware of the characters not being displayed while entering the password. I also know I'm entering the right password. So I'm guessing only a part of the password is used as the key while creating the save file?
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PostPosted: Sun 25 Aug 2013, 13:53    Post subject:  

If you've created a passwd over 29 characters, say, as in my case, 35.. she'll appear to load with a 29 char minimum. Anything less fails. More but incomplete, she drops into a kernel panic. If it's 33, you'll need 33. In other words, regardless the chosen length, you'll need'm all for a successful boot. What you might be doing wrong?? Make a new passwd..
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