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

brent s. bts at square-r00t.net
Mon Jan 14 03:40:34 UTC 2019

On 1/13/19 10:38 PM, yaro at marupa.net wrote:
> No need to use the luksHeaderRestore/luksHeaderBackup. You can create
> and use a detached LUKS header with the --header parameter. You can use
> --header, combined with a zero offset on the device and no partition
> table and it should, in theory, only look like random data across the
> entire drive. You could then put LVM on the LUKS container for
> "partitioning."

hey, cool! cheers, i wonder when they added that!

> I use a setup like that, though I'm not sure how bootable that setup
> could be; especially on UEFI systems which require an unencrypted
> system partition.

once the bootloader loads your initrd, the initrd would be able to
re-assemble it provided the data source for the header was available.

brent saner
GPG info: https://square-r00t.net/gpg-info

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