[dm-crypt] Mildly OT: LUKS and the Debian installer

Arno Wagner arno at wagner.name
Tue May 22 10:53:50 CEST 2018

The only advice I have is to roll your own initrd.
Not that hard, at least with sysVinit (no idea about 
systemd, I do not use it). 
FAQ Chapter 9 gives some pointers:



On Tue, May 22, 2018 at 09:50:39 CEST, Diagon wrote:
> So I'm doing something that I've done many times with Ubuntu.  That is,
> preparing my disks in the live system (usually /boot on a USB stick and
> / on luks, no partition table on that second drive), then running the
> install, and finally pivoting in to fix crypttab and update the initramfs.
> After many tries with the debian installer, I've almost been able to get
> this to work, though it does need some tending to to get there.  The
> problem comes after I've pivoted in.  I install cryptsetup, as I find
> that it's not there, and then correct crypttab/initramfs.  Oddly, I find
> the initramfs does not include cryptsetup.  Hmmm.
> I'm getting crickets on the Debian user list, but I figure someone here
> must have done something like this.  Any hope I might find help?
> /D
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