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Re: Make fully encrypted disk without LVM during install

(Incidentally is your first name 'Jetse'?)

On Wed, Apr 04, 2012 at 07:37:31PM +0200, J.A. de Vries wrote:
> Ever tried to put a fully encrypted disk with LVM in another machine, without 
> booting from it?

Far worse: I have a 1TB external drive with a DOS partition table, one partition
formatted for LVM, with an LVM logical volume on top which is part of an md RAID
set, inside the RAID device is another LVM PV for a different volume group. Your
point is correct: it is far from user-friendly ☺

> However, for this sitation I need something a bit more userfriendly.
> Preferably a scenario where my customer only needs to enter his password when
> mounting. That's why I thought of leaving LVM out of the picture altogether.

What environment is available in the system that might need to interpret the
device? My GNOME desktop can mount LUKS/dm-crypt devices graphically, via
nautilus (I think using udisks[1] as the back-end but I can't see the package
dependency relationship)

[1] http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/udisks

> In this situation it has no purpose at all, so why use it then?

If you are using the entire disk and don't anticipate needing to shuffle things
then there's no point indeed.


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