[arch-general] Kpartx should be in the repos and archiso for enabling encrypted GPT install

Robin Broda arch-ml at coderobe.net
Sun Jan 13 22:59:57 UTC 2019

On 1/13/19 11:50 PM, Robin Broda via arch-general wrote:
> On 1/13/19 5:56 PM, Neven Sajko via arch-general wrote:
>> To mount a root GPT partition which resides on an encrypted disk, one
>> needs the kpartx tool to make the mapping for the partition (the kernel
>> does not independently make those for partitions on device mapper maps,
>> which is what a dm-crypt decrypted device is). Thus kpartx needs to be
>> on the Archlinux installation ISO to enable that kind of setup.
>> It would of course first be necessary for an Archlinux Developer or
>> Trusted User to adopt kpartx, so I hope there is somebody willing to do
>> this ...? Note that kpartx is a common utility and in its own package
>> across a lot of distributions; like Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSUSE,
>> ...
> I just pushed it to [community] as multipath-tools, please test it.

Also, we'd appreaciate it if you'd add details about this setup to the wiki.

Rob (coderobe)

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