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Re: [gNewSense-users] Mipsel gNS 3 + crypto

From: Ted Smith
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Mipsel gNS 3 + crypto
Date: Sun, 09 May 2010 02:06:15 -0400

On Sun, 2010-05-09 at 12:13 +0930, Karl Goetz wrote:
> On Sat, 08 May 2010 18:27:33 -0400
> Ted Smith <address@hidden> wrote:
> > Hey everyone,
> > 
> > I just got a Yeeloong netbook, and because I value my privacy just as
> > much as I value my freedom, I want to install gNS on it with full-disk
> > encryption. debian-installer can do this, usually.
> > 
> > However, when I try to set a partition to be used for encryption in
> > the partitioning stage of d-i by selecting "physical partition for
> > use in encryption" and hitting enter, the installer just takes me
> > back to whatever I had selected before.
> > 
> > Is this a bug, or is crypto unsupported for gNS 3/mispel? How could I
> > go about getting past whatever blockage there is so I could have a
> > fully encrypted and fully free computing experience?
> We don't (currently) support encrypted installs.
> ftr, if you do go that way you'll probably need to have an
> unencrypted /boot/, since i doubt pmon will support
> encrypted filesystems.

Why is this? I couldn't find anything relevant with a few searches over
the wiki. Could I set it up outside of d-i without ill effect?

And yes, I'm aware the kernel image cannot be encrypted. I've done this
before. :-P

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