Re: Encrypted root disk
Yes, I used the out of the box microSD image.
When I did the guided partition, I did not do a separate /home folder, but I see no reason that it would not work. Just make sure you do the guided partitioning instead of doing it manually. That is where I messed up.
The X modifications were in order to get X started. When I did not do it, I got a "no screen detected" error.
The fstab modification was to make it look like my original fstab (from the factory), but sourcerer is saying that is not needed to update the partitions. I made the /boot modification before I did any updating, and it worked for me.
I hope that helps!
Thank you so much for this information. Time has been more than scarce for me these days. Finally I got the chance to work on the Novena setup again. Using your input in the "syncing to repo.novena.io" thread among others', it was possible to validate and use the new repository.
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
When updating novena-mmc-disk-r1.img with above command on a microSD and rebooting, it gives an error about uEnv.txt missing. Probably I will have to copy some files to /boot manually.
Without update novena-mmc-disk-r1.img on a microSD is still producing the same errors I had encountered before. Maybe a broken kernel module is the cause.
Sourcerer's out of the box microSD image seems perfect for further test runs.
According to my understanding, I can boot directly from the microSD card without pressing the user key. While /boot on the SSD is not in use during the boot process.
I am not entirely sure about the guided partitioning, yet. There are three guided options, one for the entire disk, the second for the entire disk with LVM, the third for the entire disk with encrypted LVM. I have successfully used the third option with LUKS on another notebook once.