vuxu.org: Void Install (LVM & LUKS)

Rough notes on a manual installation, with unencrypted /boot and encrypted / on LVM

(Rescued from the voidlinux/documentation wiki.)

Not meant to be copy & pasted, please think for yourself.

  • boot hrmpf or GRML (any live CD should do)
  • cfdisk /dev/sda
  • create two partitions:
    • /dev/sda1 of size 200MB (at least) to mount as /boot
    • /dev/sda2 of all remaining free space for the LUKS container
  • format boot disk:
    • mkfs.ext2 -L boot /dev/sda1
  • initialize LUKS container:
    • cryptsetup luksFormat /dev/sda2
    • cryptsetup luksOpen /dev/sda2 crypt-pool
    • vgcreate pool /dev/mapper/crypt-pool
  • create root pool:
    • lvcreate --name root -L 20G pool
    • mkfs.ext4 -L root /dev/mapper/pool-root
  • set up new root:
    • mount /dev/mapper/pool-root /mnt
    • mkdir /mnt/{boot,dev,proc,sys}
    • mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/boot
    • mount --rbind /dev /mnt/dev
    • mount --rbind /proc /mnt/proc
    • mount --rbind /sys /mnt/sys
  • bootstrap xbps:
    • xbps-uhelper fetch https://repo.voidlinux.eu/static/xbps-static-latest.x86_64-musl.tar.xz
    • tar xof xbps-static-latest.x86_64-musl.tar.xz -C /mnt
  • /mnt/usr/bin/xbps-install -S -R https://repo.voidlinux.eu/current -r /mnt base-system lvm2 cryptsetup grub
  • Enter chroot: chroot /mnt /bin/bash
    • passwd root
    • chown root:root /
    • chmod 755 /
    • vi /etc/rc.conf
    • echo void-crypt >/etc/hostname
    • vi /etc/fstab
    • grub-install /dev/sda
    • echo "LANG=en_US.UTF-8" >/etc/locale.conf
    • echo "en_US.UTF-8 UTF-8" >>/etc/default/libc-locales
    • xbps-reconfigure -f glibc-locales
    • echo hostonly=yes >/etc/dracut.conf.d/hostonly
    • force update of dracut and grub: xbps-reconfigure -f linux4.11
    • ^D
  • reboot