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Month: April 2018

Re: [trinity-users] Re: partitioning - opt & etc

From: William Morder <doctor_contendo@...>
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2018 13:28:16 -0700

On Monday 16 April 2018 12:55:33 deloptes wrote:
> William Morder wrote:
> > I also have a working version of my system, partitioned more or less as
> > described above, which I installed to a 64 gb flash drive; I can boot any
> > compatible computer, and just use the hardware, but work from my own
> > system. My aim is to have my complete system fit into my pocket, and to
> > be able to carry external hard drives in a bag. Then if I ever get stuck
> > somewhere without even a laptop, I can (with permission) use another
> > computer, and boot into my own system.
> after reading this and recalling your partitioning scheme I would suggest
> to encrypt as it is much easier to loose the usb drive or get it stolen.
> in this case you need 2 partitions (assuming sda is your drive)
> sda1 for boot (512MB)
> sda2 for rest
> sda2 cryptsetup with luks then create logical volumes for your root, home,
> swap and so on.
> Most newer computers manufactured 2010+ have CPU that supports AES, which
> is making luks transperent
> regards
Yes, this was more or less my plan. It was yourself or another who suggested 
the logical volumes inside sda2, and yes, I was also planning to encrypt, 
although I wasn't sure of the method. (I've previously used truecrypt, 
easycrypt, and variants, but I needed something to encrypt everything from 
scratch.) I will look into luks. 

I ought to say, too, that I intend to backup the contents of my flash drive 
somewhere secure (say, online ...?), but I haven't quite decided that. My 
O.G. friend has some kind of secure storage on a server that he has been 
using since about 1970 or so; I was thinking of some kind of server with an 
onion address, so that I can go to the library, etc., and download my system 
to a flash drive. 

I believe I have the basic idea for how to partition my hard drives according 
to my needs from what was said earlier about creating logical volumes inside 
sda2. The rest is just working out what I want to backup from /opt, /etc, and 
so on.