Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2012 07:21:51 +0400 From: gremlin@...mlin.ru To: owl-users@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Customizing Owl to fit in a small sized USB Stick or CF On 26-Mar-2012 12:48:05 +0400, Solar Designer wrote: > > > Gremlin had patches to add a new make target that would > > > generate flash images instead of ISOs. I think those were > > > primarily intended for installing systems from, and they > > > were for larger flash devices (1 GB being considered the > > > minimum anyone would likely happen to have handy anyway). > > Great info. Do you mean this one: > > ftp://ftp.gremlin.people.openwall.com/pub/linux/Owl/INSTALL/? > Almost. IIRC, Gremlin also produced a patch to our Owl/build/ > tree to automatically generate flash images like that. Not yet. There was only /etc/lilo-flash.conf file for booting from a flash device. > Gremlin, please post that patch to owl-dev now such that we > could refer to it at least. It's small and may be useful for many people, so here it is: ==== /etc/lilo-flash.conf ==== boot=/dev/sdh read-only lba32 prompt timeout=600 menu-title="Openwall GNU/*/Linux boot menu" menu-scheme=kw:Wk:kw:kw append="rootdelay=10 panic=10" image=/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda1 label=sda # ... image=/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sdh1 label=sdh ==== /etc/lilo-flash.conf ==== Install it with `chroot /owl lilo -C /etc/lilo-flash.conf -b /dev/sde` (or whatever is your flash device). > > With ZFS on Linux (ZoL) and BTRFS in the horizon, it seemed > > as such a script would be nice to separate OS from the data. > > With ro CF/USB with an encrypted data volume implemented in > > Owl would indeed be awesome! > Owl already supports encryption for loopback devices, so you can > use an encrypted ext4 filesystem with it currently (with our > pre-built kernels and tools). Yes, `losetup -e twofish -k 256 /dev/loop0 /dev/md0` works just fine. > Meanwhile, we support DRBD in our kernel builds (and we need > to add the corresponding userspace tools to Owl), and we may > add support for some additional filesystems that are already > supported on Linux. BTW, of the less common ones, I'd consider > POHMELFS. Why not GFS? -- Alexey V. Vissarionov aka Gremlin from Kremlin <gremlin ПРИ gremlin ТЧК ru> GPG key ID: 0xEF3B1FA8, keyserver: hkp://subkeys.pgp.net GPG key fingerprint: 8832 FE9F A791 F796 8AC9 6E4E 909D AC45 EF3B 1FA8 Content of type "application/pgp-signature" skipped
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