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Re: trying to install Debian encrypted in an existed partition, keeping the rest as it is ...




On 1/29/19 9:30 PM, Albretch Mueller wrote:
  use case:

  Say, you have a computer preinstalled with Windows, on which you
would like to install a Debian Linux base. You would:

  1) resize the larger, Windows proper (/dev/sda3) partition
  2) install Linux encrypted in the created space, with
  3) what you need to start it up (the /root partition) on a pen drive

  So, other people may be able to use that box just fine under Windows
and you would do your thing.

  If for whatever reason you disown that computer, you would just
delete that partition. Your own data you will keep on a USB pen or
microdrive.

If you want a portable Debian installation, install Debian on a USB flash drive. To avoid confusion, install (and update/upgrade) on a computer with no other drives connected (so that GRUB does not create boot menu entries for other operating systems). Use the motherboard firmware (BIOS/UEFI) boot device hot key and/or setup program to boot Debian.


  Any step by step procedures?

See the Debian stretch -- Installation Guide:

https://www.debian.org/releases/stable/installmanual


Use a camera or phone to take photographs of the screen as needed. Use a second computer to take detailed notes. Put everything into your favorite version control system.


David