Re: Encrypted containers & the Debian installer.
---- On Wed, 16 May 2018 07:42:42 -0700 David Wright <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote ----
> On Tue 15 May 2018 at 23:05:10 (-0700), Diagonal Arg wrote:
> > On my first tries with the Debian installer, I am struggling with the limited resources for installing to encrypted disks. I am using the same technique I have used with Ubuntu, but failing at the last step:
> > I create my luks disk(s) before-hand, then run the installer. I find I have to anna-install cryptsetup-udeb, as there is no such choice in "Load Installer Modules". Dropping to a shell, opening the disk, and re-detecting hard drives allows me to carry out the installation (as long as there's a filesystem in the mapped device), but on reboot I'm at an initramfs without cryptsetup. So I use a debian-live to pivot into the system to create a crypttab. I find I also have to install cryptsetup. Then I run update-initramfs. Here is where I'm stuck. The new initramfs still does not include cryptsetup. Why is it not recognizing the crypttab?
> Are you not seeing the last line in this screen excerpt?
> ┌────────────────────┤ [?] Load installer components from CD ├────────────────────┐
> │ │
> │ All components of the installer needed to complete the install will be loaded │
> │ automatically and are not listed here. Some other (optional) installer │
> │ components are shown below. They are probably not necessary, but may be │
> │ interesting to some users. │
> │ │
> │ Note that if you select a component that requires others, those components │
> │ will also be loaded. │
> │ │
> │ Installer components to load: │
> │ │
> │ [ ] choose-mirror: Choose mirror to install from (menu item) ↑ │
> │ [ ] crypto-dm-modules-4.9.0-2-686-di: devicemapper crypto module ▮ │
David - thanks, but crypto-dm-modules does not include cryptsetup.
And, even when I anna-install it, it doesn't help with the other issues I mentioned above.