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What partition scheme does MXLinux use for encryption?

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What partition scheme does MXLinux use for encryption?

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Post by mxlinuzuzer » Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:47 pm

Unencrypted boot, and one encrypted LVM partition with root, home and swap?

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Re: What partition scheme does MXLinux use for encryption?

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Post by Adrian » Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:57 pm

We don't use LVM (not even sure if it's supported right now), so we have unencrypted /boot and encrypted /root swap (and /home if separate than root).

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Re: What partition scheme does MXLinux use for encryption?

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Post by mxlinuzuzer » Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:59 pm

Adrian wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:57 pm
We don't use LVM (not even sure if it's supported right now), so we have unencrypted /boot and encrypted /root swap (and /home if separate than root).
Thank you! How many partitions in total?

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Post by Adrian » Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:15 pm

3 with /home on root, 4 if you put /home on a different partition. One less if you don't use swap (but it's not recommended).

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Post by mxlinuzuzer » Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:52 pm

Adrian wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:15 pm
3 with /home on root, 4 if you put /home on a different partition. One less if you don't use swap (but it's not recommended).
Thanks! :)

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Post by Stuart_M » Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:24 pm

I'm new to Linux but this thread confused me. I installed MX-18.1 (now 18.3) with Full Disk Encryption using the automatic partition selection option. This is the partition assignment I got:

sda1 is not encrypted and ESP (EFI System Partition)
sda2 is /boot
sda3 is root with /home
sda4 is swap

Neither GParted or the gnome-disks-utility show sda3 as root. I'm guessing because it is encrypted and unmounted.

GParted says nothing about sda4 being swap although Disks shows it as swap (encrypted but unlocked and mounted).

I have a total of four partitions with one unencrypted (sda1) and three encrypted (sda2, 3 and 4). My home directory is on root. A post said there would be three paritions with /home on root.

What am I missing?
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