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Arch Linux Encrypted LVM Luks Btrfs Guide (EFI)
Arch Linux Encrypted LVM Luks Btrfs Guide (EFI)
# Wipe disk with random data (optional)
badblocks -c 10240 -s -w -t random -v /dev/sda
# Partition
parted -a minimal /dev/sda
- mklabel gpt
- unit Mib
- mkpart ESP fat32 0% 512
- set 1 boot on
- mkpart primary ext4 512 100%
- quit
# Setting up encrypted partition
cryptsetup -c aes-xts-plain64 --key-size 512 --hash sha512 --iter-time 5000 --use-random luksFormat /dev/sda2
cryptsetup luksOpen /dev/sda2 root
pvcreate /dev/mapper/root
vgcreate sys /dev/mapper/root
lvcreate -l +100%FREE sys --name btrfs
# Format & Mount partitions
mkfs.vfat -F32 -n EFI /dev/sda1
mkfs.btrfs -L Btrfs /dev/mapper/sys-btrfs
mkdir -p /mnt/btrfs-root
mount -o defaults,relatime,space_cache /dev/mapper/sys-btrfs /mnt/btrfs-root
mkdir -p /mnt/btrfs-root/__active
mkdir -p /mnt/btrfs-root/__snapshot
cd /mnt/btrfs-root
btrfs subvolume create __active/rootvol
btrfs subvolume create __active/home
btrfs subvolume create __active/var
btrfs subvolume create __active/opt
mkdir -p /mnt/btrfs-active
mount -o defaults,nodev,relatime,space_cache,subvol=__active/rootvol /dev/mapper/sys-btrfs /mnt/btrfs-active
mkdir -p /mnt/btrfs-active/{home,opt,var,boot}
mount -o defaults,nosuid,nodev,relatime,subvol=__active/home /dev/mapper/sys-btrfs /mnt/btrfs-active/home
mount -o defaults,nosuid,nodev,relatime,subvol=__active/opt /dev/mapper/sys-btrfs /mnt/btrfs-active/opt
mount -o defaults,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,subvol=__active/var /dev/mapper/sys-btrfs /mnt/btrfs-active/var
mount -o defaults,nosuid,nodev,relatime,fmask=0022,dmask=0022,codepage=437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,errors=remount-ro /dev/sda1 /mnt/btrfs-active/boot
# Installing Base/Base-Devel/Btrfs-Progs/Necessary Packages & Chrooting I'm to new system
pacstrap /mnt/btrfs-active base base-devel btrfs-progs efibootmgr wpa_supplicant wireless_tools iw dialog
genfstab -pU /mnt/btrfs-active >> /mnt/btrfs-active/etc/fstab
vim /mnt/btrfs-active/etc/fstab
- tmpfs /tmp tmpfs rw,nodev,nosuid 0 0
- tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs rw,nodev,nosuid,noexec 0 0
arch-chroot /mnt/btrfs-active bash
# Setting up environment
ln -s /usr/share/zoneinfo/Region/City /etc/localtime
hwclock --systohc
vim /etc/local.gen
- en_US.UTF-8 UTF-8
- en_US ISO-8859-1
vim /etc/locale.conf
- LANG=en_US.UTF-8
vim /etc/hostname
- #hostname
mkdir -p /run/btrfs-root
vim /etc/mkinitcpio.conf
- MODULES "crc32c-intel"
- BINARIES "/usr/bin/btrfsck"
- HOOKS "base udev autodetect modconf block encrypt lvm2 filesystems keyboard btrfs"
mkinitcpio -p linux
bootctl --path/boot install
vim /boot/loader/loader.conf
- default arch
- timeout 5
vim /boot/loader/entries/arch.conf
- title Arch Linux
- linux /vmlinuz-linux
- initrd /initramfs-linux.img
- options cryptdevice=/dev/sda2:lvm root=/dev/mapper/sys-btrfs rootflags=subvol=__active/rootvol quiet
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