My notes on making encrypted filesystems "Just Work(tm)"

Behdad Esfahbod behdad at
Wed Dec 15 11:49:29 PST 2004

On Wed, 15 Dec 2004, David Zeuthen wrote:

> On Tue, 2004-12-14 at 16:34 -0500, Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
> > This all sounds good.  Just about using the free space at the
> > beginning of the partition, this means that the partition cannot
> > be used as a boot partition, right?  And worse, trying to install
> > grub on it erases the sesame data, which doesn't sound great.
> >
> Not really. AFAIK you normally install things as grub on the main block
> device (e.g. /dev/hda), not any of the partitions.

That's what you normally do, but not if you want to use another
boot loader that will chainload to your root partition that grub
is installed on.

> David

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