Questions about Grub, UEFI,the liveCD and the installer
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I am new here and also new to Mint Linux. So please forgive me if I ask a bad question.
I have setup a fresh installation of Mint Linux. Using encryption and btrfs on a single device. As the installer did not give me the option to add directly a second device I try to do this by myself like this after cryptsetup:
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btrfs device add /dev/mapper/sdb1_crypt /
This works very well if I not reboot.So I got the pool up and running. But on reboot I get only the chance to enter the passwort for the first device. And ending up in the busybox. So this one I got fixed by performing a new fresh install.
So the question is how to add a second encrypted device to my btrfs pool? Perhaps adding the device to the fstab?
Thanks a lot for any useful hints.
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Please see https://btrfs.wiki.kernel.org/index.php ... le_Devices
At the same time keeping things simple avoids complications. May be use Mint for 6 months , get a hang of it , try different things , then try btrfs .Do you really need it?btrfs?
If I have helped you solve a problem, please add [SOLVED] to your first post title, it helps other users looking for help, and keeps the forum clean.
I am using Mint 19 Cinnamon 64 bit with AMD A8/7410 processor . Memory 8GB
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You need to add the second partition to
/etc/crypttab for it to get unlocked automatically on boot. Use the same format as for your existing encrypted partition.
I imagine you'll also have to register it in
/etc/fstab as part of your pool but I lack experience with btrfs in this context. The link in the post above should provide further guidance.
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ulbr wrote: ⤴
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:35 pm
This works very well if I not reboot.So I got the pool up and running.
Before you reboot list uuid partition ids:
Add to /etc/crypttab second device, use uuid of /dev/sdb1 in second column:
For an ssd drive use this line instead, notice the "discard" option at end of line:
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sdb1_crypt UUID=xxx none luks,discard
Update initrd file to get a prompt at startup for unlocking both drives: