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Installer support for LVM2 and LUKS.

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tetricky
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Installer support for LVM2 and LUKS.

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Post by tetricky » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:32 am

I use a laptop with multiple distribution installations (different roles, testing). To be able to manage (re-install and resize based on changing requirements) I need the OS installation (swap, / , /home) to be on LVM lv's. /boot is on separate xfs partitions.

I know the installer doesn't currently support LVM (or LUKS for encrypting data to confirm to work mandated processes). I've tried various things, but I can't achieve this conveniently with the existing installer, which make MX unsuitable (in only this one respect) for my needs.

Is support for this on the roadmap? I rather like mx and would like to reduce my dependency on ubuntu based distro's. apart from the absence of this support MX is my preferred option.

I know this has been asked before, and apologies if this is not appropriate....but i would like to register an interest in this.

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Re: Installer support for LVM2 and LUKS.

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Post by dolphin_oracle » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:10 pm

LVMs as an install target are not on the roadmap.

The installer does currently support LUKS on standard partitions though.
http://www.youtube.com/runwiththedolphin
lenovo ThinkPad T530 - MX-18
lenovo s21e - MX-18, antiX-17.3.1 (live-USB)
FYI: mx "test" repo is not the same thing as debian testing repo.

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Re: Installer support for LVM2 and LUKS.

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Post by tetricky » Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:39 pm

I appreciate the prompt response.

It's not one for me then, it's a dealbreaker for my usage scenario.

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