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These instructions were tested, and re-tested multiple times on devuan_ascii_2.0.0-rc_i386_dvd-1 on bare metal. They worked fine, but they magically stopped working, and so I'm giving up on this technology; it's too fucking hard to use.

Computer security: Devuan + dm-crypt >

Devuan's installer has an encryption feature, but it formats your whole hard drive and uses LVM, neither of which I want.

  • Given a hard drive which has regular partitioning and not LVM.
  • Where a / (root) partition is encrypted (dm-crypt) and in use.

    • Such as with an earlier release of Devuan
  • Install Devuan, re-using the encrypted partition without re-encrypting/formatting from scratch.

    Note - I will be writing separate instructions on how to manually make and manage encrypted partitions.

For more information on encryption, see dm-crypt.

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Kobo Aura ONE 01a

Problem: Given an item in the Internet Archive, e.g. The works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, you may be tempted to download the PDF for its exactness. Admirable! However, my e-reader is horribly slow for opening it and turning pages. I find slow page turning aggravating; it makes me lose my train of thought and strains my reading comprehension.

This extra work is well worth it for me.

  • See also PDF? I haven't tested it, but I wonder if "repairing" a PDF would also help with e-reader speed.



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