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by Pepas
Sat Dec 05, 2015 10:46 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Installing Linux on encrypted drive
Replies: 0
Views: 904

Installing Linux on encrypted drive

Dear people, The script that can be used to install Mint on a fully (or partly..!) LUKS encrypted harddrive has been updated and tested with Linux Mint 17.3. From the README: lmdescrypt version 0.77 This script installs Linux Mint Debian Edition i686 or amd64, version 201403, or Linux Mint Debian Ed...
by Pepas
Mon Sep 21, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: LMDE install with encrypted partitions or resizable volumes
Replies: 38
Views: 5052

Re: LMDE install with encrypted partitions or resizable volu

Trapper wrote:Now to find yet another spare drive to test the script again.
Thanks Trapper! To be honest, I haven't tested this, but the fix was so straightforward that I'm trusting (hoping) it's working now.
by Pepas
Sun Sep 20, 2015 11:32 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: LMDE install with encrypted partitions or resizable volumes
Replies: 38
Views: 5052

Re: LMDE install with encrypted partitions or resizable volu

Trapper wrote:The problem is that the data LV with "REST" gets created prior to the root LV being created.
Oh dear... That's a real bug; the code never checked which one to do first. Fixed! Thanks for reporting.
by Pepas
Sun Sep 20, 2015 2:49 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: LMDE install with encrypted partitions or resizable volumes
Replies: 38
Views: 5052

Re: LMDE install with encrypted partitions or resizable volu

Someone else had issues with the "REST" option I guess if the space that is left is too small for the purpose, it might be problematic; it doesn't check for all eventualities... But REST is just implemented with LVM's 100%FREE, which just means: the rest of the remaining space. How did you hear abo...
by Pepas
Wed Sep 16, 2015 12:39 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: LMDE install with encrypted partitions or resizable volumes
Replies: 38
Views: 5052

Re: LMDE install with encrypted partitions or resizable volu

And the custom installer will not let you setup an LVM at all. I am still looking for instructions for setting it up manually without encrypting the /boot. Indeed, I tried out of curiousity. You can designate an encrypted volume, but not do LVM... How poor, I can't understand why they don't fix thi...
by Pepas
Mon Sep 14, 2015 1:12 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: LMDE install with encrypted partitions or resizable volumes
Replies: 38
Views: 5052

Re: LMDE install with encrypted partitions or resizable volu

Or maybe you have to setup the LVM and encryption before running the installer? It used to be that you had to set it the LUKS/LVM up yourself, and then start the installer. And if I remember correctly, you then also had to chroot and make sure a new initrd was made to include crypttab. Earlier vers...
by Pepas
Sat Sep 12, 2015 10:25 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: LMDE install with encrypted partitions or resizable volumes
Replies: 38
Views: 5052

Re: LMDE install with encrypted partitions or resizable volu

My version = linuxmint-17.2-cinnamon-64bit.iso The installer for Linux Mint 17.2 accomodates installation on LUKS/LVM, so there is no need for this script, I have cut out support for 'regular' Linuxmint for that reason. [EDIT: the standard installer is too inflexible for some uses, and now we can h...
by Pepas
Fri Jun 12, 2015 11:55 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: LMDE install with encrypted partitions or resizable volumes
Replies: 38
Views: 5052

Re: LMDE install with encrypted partitions or resizable volu

I set up a repository on Github for the LUKS/LVM install script: https://github.com/pepa65/lmdescrypt

The script can be downloaded through: http://j.mp/lmdescrypt
by Pepas
Sat May 02, 2015 1:15 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: LMDE install with encrypted partitions or resizable volumes
Replies: 38
Views: 5052

Re: LMDE install with encrypted partitions or resizable volu

I am very sorry for this bug. I put the script through http://www.shellcheck.net/ and it always recommends putting quotes around variable names. But in some cases, that is NOT what you want... I didn't test after the "improvements" (not...)

I've just uploaded the corrected version.
by Pepas
Thu Apr 23, 2015 11:18 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: LMDE install with encrypted partitions or resizable volumes
Replies: 38
Views: 5052

Re: LMDE install with encrypted partitions or resizable volu

Good to know, Trapper, that it's still working for 201403-amd64. I'll keep the compatibility note in for now.
by Pepas
Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:10 am
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: LMDE install with encrypted partitions or resizable volumes
Replies: 38
Views: 5052

Re: LMDE install with encrypted partitions or resizable volu

Thanks for checking that it works for you. A few caveats about this current version: - I haven't checked this with older versions of LMDE, I no longer have the iso's (but is there much point to them??) - This will not work with UEFI installations (but I don't know if the normal installer works in th...
by Pepas
Wed Apr 22, 2015 9:45 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: LMDE install with encrypted partitions or resizable volumes
Replies: 38
Views: 5052

Re: LMDE install with encrypted partitions or resizable volu

The script ran into trouble when removing a volumegroup that is non-existent on your system. The script uses a halt-on-any-error flag, so it stops, also when there isn't really a problem. I've updated the script (sorry Tom...), but the old links won't work correctly anymore, so I finally setup a sou...
by Pepas
Tue Apr 21, 2015 2:13 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: LMDE install with encrypted partitions or resizable volumes
Replies: 38
Views: 5052

Re: LMDE install with encrypted partitions or resizable volu

(Tom, some minor clarifications in Old & invalid: j.mp/lmde2crypt)
by Pepas
Tue Apr 21, 2015 1:34 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: LMDE install with encrypted partitions or resizable volumes
Replies: 38
Views: 5052

Re: LMDE install with encrypted partitions or resizable volu

In my testing I've found that the script that worked well for LMDE 201403 needed some tweaks for LMDE-2 (201504). My new code is at:
http://j.mp/lmdescrypt
Old & invalid: j.mp/lmde2crypt
by Pepas
Thu Feb 19, 2015 11:29 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Newbie Alert - No way to dual boot - No GRUB (SOLVED)
Replies: 3
Views: 346

Re: Newbie Alert - No way to dual boot - No GRUB

For posterity: We reinstalled on a non-encrypted partition, and with using our original boot partition. I think the installer does some EFI magic that I haven't mastered yet... Anyway, then we just used the grub.conf from the encrypted install instead of the unencrypted one, and in the end we just w...
by Pepas
Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:35 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Newbie Alert - No way to dual boot - No GRUB (SOLVED)
Replies: 3
Views: 346

Re: Newbie Alert - No way to dual boot - No GRUB

1. Did you disable Secure boot from BIOS-settings? 2. If yes, did you install Mint on the UEFI mode? We started out in CSM, without Secure boot, using the GUI installer, so we didn't see what Grub ended up doing. When we reinstalled grub-pc from the terminal, it refused to use block chains (it is a...
by Pepas
Sat Apr 19, 2014 1:08 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: Howto install LMDE with LVM (with or without encryption)
Replies: 71
Views: 61714

Re: Howto install LMDE with LVM (with or without encryption)

hkarn wrote:Seems to be a lot of malformed separators in this version...
Sorry hkarn, Dropbox-links got messed up again; you got the bash-script (which is better, but can't be called with make). I think (I hope) I fixed it for good now.
by Pepas
Fri Apr 11, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: LMDE 201303 or 201403 with luks encrypted lvm2 partitions
Replies: 43
Views: 12620

Re: LMDE 201303 or 201403 with luks encrypted lvm2 partition

LarkinVB wrote:'Invalid partition table' after install before grub menu is displayed with a Dell 6420 laptop. I can boot up normally afterwards.
Like you said, it must be a built-in check of the BIOS. Does setting the boot-flag get rid of the message?
by Pepas
Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: LMDE 201303 or 201403 with luks encrypted lvm2 partitions
Replies: 43
Views: 12620

Re: LMDE 201303 or 201403 with luks encrypted lvm2 partition

The link to the makefile seems to point to an outdated file as it has the 256bit encryption and a strange line lvmdata=-l +100%FREE -Zn where the + does not seem right. The script does not accept username characters like - though the makefile does. Sorry, dropbox did something undesirable again... ...
by Pepas
Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:59 pm
Forum: LMDE 1 Archive
Topic: LMDE 201303 or 201403 with luks encrypted lvm2 partitions
Replies: 43
Views: 12620

Re: LMDE 201303 or 201403 with luks encrypted lvm2 partition

Sure Tom. I see you somehow already 'found' the bash script I made for this task... I've decided to focus on 201403 only. We don't want to encourage people installing from the old 201303 iso, that does not make sense. http://j.mp/makelmdescript <-- NOW OUTDATED! USE http://j.mp/lmdescrypt INSTEAD It...

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