— Get it here.
↑ Yesterday I wondered what had happened to my screenshots, and scribbles I thought I had placed them on my
/home/me drive, but apparently I forgot that ecryptfs works “ transparently. ” That is, when I’m logged into my box it overlays my regular home, with a ‘ secretive ’ one. 😀 Anyway, there you go, and may the screenshots be of use to anyone out there ?
After much deliberation, I have decided to forego my intent to install LMDE, as I hinted at in my previous post. Why, you might ask ? Well …, because of this.
The Installer States:
You have selected to partition your partitions manually, this feature is for ADVANCED USERS ONLY. ← “ advanced ”should bet taken, with a grain of salt. 😉
Before continuing, please mount your target filesystem(s) at
/target. ← I did that !
Do NOT mount virtual devices such as
/target. ← Quite possibly the reason for my
update-initramfs -u failure — during my first try ‽
During the install, you will be given time to
/target and install any packages that will be needed to boot your new system.
During the install, you will be required to write your own
/etc/fstab. ← No big deal. 😉
If you aren’t sure what any of this means, please go back and deselect manual partition management.
↑ This very much looks like the installer telling you : I want your disk all to myself, because fuck you that’s why. 😀 ← Not gonna happen though, not anytime soon. 😉
I did some googling, and came upon this post, which is quite self-explanatory. Though my needs differ quite from the author’s. 😉
While in my live-session, I did the fix installer bug, as suggested.
## Around line 1860 ‽
And changed :
Into this :
## Mind the indentation. ; )
Next, I fired up the installer, and from thereon end everything is pretty much straightforward. That is, until … You come to the actual manual partitioning section — Over the years, I’ve done many alternate-installs — it doesn’t quite look like the way I’m used to do things. 😉 I ended up, doing the partitioning first. Setup everything as required (mounting them all at
/target), and then let the installer use the paved road to do its dirty work. ← It all seemed to have worked though, no errors, and such ‽
I’d love to tell you how I succeeded, and that I’m writing you this post, from that install … Unfortunately, it apparently wasn’t meant to be. I’ll spare you the
update-initramfs -u “ saga ” (during my first try, and yes I actually got it to boot, and ask for my passphrase!), and I’ll spare you the
apt-get -f install story, that happened during my second run.
Which is why — to finish up this ( “ lament ” ) post — that I’ve decided to go the Debian way. At least one good thing came out of it. The LMDE live-image, is exactly that : A good, and decent image ! 😉
Target : Self.