Running Debian GNU/Linux from an encrypted USB drive
Posted by: Anonymous
on February 19, 2008 08:05 PM
Very nice, the problem here is that the PC will then not boot without that drive attached. You have in effect made the USB drive a key to access any other OS on that computer.
So even for geek points you score a zero for this, if only because if doing as you suggest, you have bricked your system. Nor is the drive "portable" to another system without doing a GRUB install on it and turning a second machine into a brick.