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Old 03-22-2017, 01:23 PM   #1
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Question How to decrypt non-root partition on boot? (arch linux // systemd/lvm)


I am currently trying to get the boot process on
arch Linux do decrypt a partition on a separate hard drive that is not root,
still I would like to get asked for the password of it upon boot process.
I know how to set this up with an encrypted root partition inside an LVM including other partitions,
but this is a whole other drive.
Also I wouldn't like to put both together in one VG because
I only want my root to be on that particular other hard drive (SSD), but nothing else besides that.
Can I somehow make LVM only write to specific hard drives in one VG
or how can I make systemd to ask for the password on boot?
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dm-crypt/Encrypting a non-root file system


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