[Bug 1062623] Re: enable grub-2.00 boot-from-luks support

timjor19 timjor19 at gmail.com
Thu May 19 16:37:38 UTC 2016

It has been since 2013 and there is still no solution to this or fixed
Ubuntu installer?

If there is a solution/guide elsewhere please link it to this thread.

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  enable grub-2.00 boot-from-luks support

Status in grub-installer package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  (I suppose this comes too late in the release cycle to make the
  change, but perhaps it's simple enough:)

  With only minimal manual intervention, I found I could use today's
  Ubuntu Server 12.10 daily iso to install a system with luks+lvm and no
  separate /boot partition (which doesn't really have any security
  advantages, but it makes managing space on a smallish disk easier). If
  grub-installer could manage the final 2 steps below, it would all be
  fully automatic. Thanks!

  1: go through the default installer motions
  2: in partman, choose the manual option
  3: create a single, whole-disk primary partition, use it as a luks encrypted volume
  4: on top of that, create an lvm physical volume
  5: insert lvm logical volumes for swap and / (I used btrfs, probably irrelevant)
  6: finish remaining installer steps; find that grub install fails
  7: drop into shell, per alt+f2, and chroot to /target
  8: append "GRUB_CRYPTODISK_ENABLE=y" to /etc/default/grub
  9: run "grub-install /dev/sda" (replace sda etc etc), then "update-grub", reboot

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