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.
/ (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.
Debian, Devuan + Security >
Problem: Keep an air gapped (airwalled) computer updated via a sneakernet.
This project focuses specifically on Devuan, though it ought to apply any Linux distribution based on Debian.
See also: APT, the package management tool/system for Debian.
TODO - tested and working, though my most recent Lubuntu experimentation has problems I'm still troubleshooting.
At best, my computer hangs when prompting for a password. I think this is related to the 4.4.14 kernel but have not confirmed this.
These instructions are a lot easier than they seem, and a smart and patient beginner will be able to follow them!
- These notes were made from instructions from Slackware "current", as of 2016-11-05, and have been tested on Slackware 14.2, and 14.2 32bit.
These notes were made on an everyday system with one hard drive which I completely formatted for this purpose.
- If you are a new user, it is strongly recommended that you remove all hard drive's your using and do this on a spare unused/empty drive.
This concept and these notes build a full-disk Slackware installation which also uses LVM. You can safely ignore the entire LVM post and just follow this one.
this is a work in progress
Windows 10 >