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Running Debian GNU/Linux from an encrypted USB drive

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 67.97.234.6] on March 05, 2008 03:24 PM
Great article. This is just what I need as I'm starting to port some code from win32 to linux and would like the encryption as well. I installed on a computer that had no hard drive -- so the USB drive by default was (hd0,0). However, when I reboot after the install on the same machine -- there is an error about trying to load from /dev/xxx_crypt associated with /dev/sda2 etc. I can't remember verbatim off the top of my head. I did add the rootdelay=10 to the necessary grub lines. I had no # groot= or #kopt= lines.

Is it possible to boot using a live CD and mount that drive and edit the necessary files like /etc/crypttab and /etc/fstab? Any help would be greatly appreciated? Thanks again.

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