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Re: Trouble installing to partition: embedding is not possible

From: Xen
Subject: Re: Trouble installing to partition: embedding is not possible
Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2017 22:37:14 +0200
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Pascal Hambourg schreef op 25-07-2017 20:36:

The easiest way is to create a small filesystem in that partition, I think.

Not any type of filesystem, because /boot/grub is encrypted so
embedding the core image is required, and you need a filesystem which
supports embedding.


AFAIK, GRUB supports embedding with only two filesystems : XFS and
btrfs. Some readings in GRUB changelogs suggested that it may support
embedding with the Minix filesystem, but I could not manage to get it
to work. Unfortunately, XFS and btrfs are not designed for partition
as small as 1 MiB. The smallest size I managed to create a btrfs
filesystem on was 5 MiB (with no available space for files).

And you could create a PV but my patch... whatever. I'm not sure if this is available by default?

I never tested partition setups because they wouldn't work for me.

So I do have an encrypted setup on a GPT partition table with a BIOS Boot Partition taking care of the encrypted area I think? I don't remember. I mean the embedded area.

But I installed directly to /dev/sda, or rather /dev/vda. I didn't install to that partition.

So I guess you are right with that thing.

But I suppose the 1MB size is not a requirement (a max for this person).

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