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Old 12-19-2017, 04:38 AM   #1
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RAMBOOT with LUKS encrypted root?


I’d like to follow the RAMBOOT guide with rsync updates, but am curious if I were to initially install Debian with a LUKS encrypted root partition, if I’d still be ok to follow the guide as is? /boot will be on a separate partition of course

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Old 12-19-2017, 08:23 AM   #2
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Can you link this guide for others?

I have my gentoo for some years on luks. Only advice from myself

physical drive => lvm2 => luks => ext4

I would not recommend (it is up to discussion why not, that would blow this topic)

physical drive => luks => lvm2 => ext4

I use a plain boot as in the gentoo handbook with a custom initramfs and a custom kernel.

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When you understand how luks with or without lvm2 works you are fine. It is just an additional layer. It just usually needs an initramfs and a custom kernel. And custom bootloader.
 
Old 12-19-2017, 01:04 PM   #3
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Can you link this guide for others?

I have my gentoo for some years on luks. Only advice from myself

physical drive => lvm2 => luks => ext4

I would not recommend (it is up to discussion why not, that would blow this topic)

physical drive => luks => lvm2 => ext4

I use a plain boot as in the gentoo handbook with a custom initramfs and a custom kernel.

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When you understand how luks with or without lvm2 works you are fine. It is just an additional layer. It just usually needs an initramfs and a custom kernel. And custom bootloader.
I already do this without issue. I’m specifically talking about also doing this with a RAMBOOT configuration.
 
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http://ramboot.org/

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RAMBOOT makes use of SYSLINUX for its bootloader: http://www.syslinux.org/
SYSLINUX makes use of an MS-DOS FAT filesystem allowing for the bootflash to be mounted on most platforms. SYSLINUX was specifically chosen due to many BIOS implimentations using the presence of a FAT filesystem to determine whether or not a USB device is bootable (such as ones used by Intel Atom system boards).
So how should that work with VFAT?
 
  


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