[arch-general] Rerun bootloader from initramfs

Mauro Santos registo.mailling at gmail.com
Fri Nov 20 17:30:01 UTC 2015

On 20-11-2015 16:13, Damjan Georgievski wrote:
> On 20 November 2015 at 17:04, Mauro Santos <registo.mailling at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 20-11-2015 17:19, Joan Aymà wrote:
>>> Why should not be easier to boot following Disk_Encryption on the wiki[1]?
>>> Regards.
>>> [1]https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Disk_encryption
>> Because I'm talking about this [1] and not software based encryption.
>> [1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hardware-based_full_disk_encryption
> I'd sincerely advice against using these 'hardware' disk encryptions.
> what happens when your motherboard is at fault, and you need the data
> on the disk *now* and it wont work in a USB enclosure?

I am well aware of that problem, that's a risk I'm willing to take.
Meanwhile I'm enjoying how quiet and snappy it is now vs SW encryption
on my old laptop that doesn't support AES-NI ;)

> anyway, maybe you could use kexec in your PBA and run the installed
> linux kernel with that.

I did think about this but it would make me parse bootloader
configuration files to find all the options I would need to pass on the
kernel's command line. I suspect that it would also force me to use a
larger PBA image that might have to be updated more often, which I'd
like to avoid.

Mauro Santos

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