bug in the Debian installer?!

Jozsi Avadkan jozsi.avadkan at gmail.com
Wed Jul 7 05:44:02 UTC 2010


So it's a bug? :(


> bug in the Debian installer?
> 
> I have two disks [2x1,5 TB WD Green].
> In the Debian Lenny installer I set up RAID1 with the two disks.
> After that, I put the RAID1 in LVM.
> After that, I create a VG, and put these LV in it:
> 
> 1 - lvm/256 MB/boot
> 2 - dm_crypt/5 GB/swap
> 3 - dm_crypt/30 GB/root
> 3 - dm_crypt/1,4 TB/home
> 
> After that, I select to put the /home on the "home" LVs, /boot on the
> "boot" LV.
> 
> 
> lvm/256 MB/boot || dm_crypt/5 GB/swap || dm_crypt/30 GB/root ||
> dm_crypt/1,4 TB/home
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> 			            LVM 1,5 TB
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> 			RAID1 - 1,5 TB  || RAID1 - 1,5 TB
> 
> So I just want to encrypt my HDD's in RAID1. [And put the OS on it, boot
> from it.]
> 
> Questions:
> 
> A) Why isn't this working? [picture:
> http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/8066/whytx.jpg] - the system boots
> for a while - at least i can type in the passwords for the 3 encrypted
> partitions, but then it puts me to an "initramfs"
> 
> B) For some reason..the installer uses LILO as boot manager, not GRUB.
> Why? Could that be the problem?
> 
> C) So...if its not possible to do this, then how? :(
> 
> D) Is this a bug in the installer? [to let the user install a system,
> that will wont boot...]
> 
> Thank you for any help.
> 
> Questions also here: http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=Qvnxhs8i
> 





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