I ’ m trying fruitlessly to follow the Calamares installer to manually partition and encrypt my hard drive; if possible, would you PLEASE write a step-by-step guide so that a complete newbie like me can accomplish this?
I would be interested too.
Because all I found was this video that talks about manual Calamares installation but nothing about manual encryption.
Personally I prefer the standard installation (in 4.10) where it’s not too complicated to do a manual encrypted installation.
It’s a pity that the parrot team doesn’t let you choose between the standard version (for old timers like me) and Calamares.
But hey, you have to live with the times as they say.
I have a small suggestion to round up the content of my request:
If you are already (thankfully) writing a »howto« to encrypt manually created partitions with the Calamares installer, maybe you could also check if it works with the Debian’s password caching script »decrypt_keyctl« from the »cryptsetup« package to decrypt these partitions with one password?
The »decrypt_keyctl« script provides the same password to multiple encrypted LUKS targets, saving you from typing it multiple times. It can be enabled in »crypttab« with »keyscript=decrypt_keyctl« option. The same password is used for targets which have the same identifier in keyfile field. On boot password for each identifier is asked once.