Running Debian GNU/Linux from an encrypted USB drive
Posted by: Anonymous
on February 20, 2008 01:27 AM
If your system booted before doing this, it will still boot after this even without the external drive plugged in. Therefore this does not "brick" the system. The GRUB mentioned here is the one installed on the external. The previous system presumably had a working bootloader which would become active in the absence of the external. The GRUB config on the external might not work on a different machine though.