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Running Debian GNU/Linux from an encrypted USB drive

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 67.97.234.6] on March 07, 2008 11:39 PM
Avi, I just wanted to follow up. I finally got this up and running. For some reason, the ro option on the kernel line in grub's menu.lst file was causing serious problems. After I removed it, for some reason it was able to boot (I'm no Linux guru so I have no idea what the ro options does). Anyway, after that I was able to get back in and modify /ect/crypttab and /etc/fstab accordingly.

Now the only other thing I'm wondering about is whether or not it would be possible to set up two xorg.conf files -- one for each machine that I'll be using this USB drive with. One machine has an NVidia card in it and the other an ATI card -- say like, xorg.conf_nv and xorg.conf_ati. Always boot to run level 2 and rename the requisit xorg.conf file and then start X? The renaming could probably be automated with a script etc. Would something like that work?

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