[dm-crypt] Mildly OT: LUKS and the Debian installer
saout.boxy at xoxy.net
Tue May 22 12:34:18 CEST 2018
On 05/22/2018 01:53 AM, Arno Wagner - arno at wagner.name wrote:
> 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:
Arno- I thank you for the input, and may consider it if I can't make any
other headway. Regarding systemd, the reason I ended up at Debian is
that I was trying to install Devuan. I failed there, and they told me
that their installer had not been forked from Debian, so any issues
should be raised there. So I tried the same things in Debian and had
the same problems. But then, why not in Ubuntu?
> 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?
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