View Full Version : [ubuntu] Preparing flash drive for encrypted Ubuntu installation

February 22nd, 2012, 02:35 AM
Hi all, I am installing Ubuntu on a flash drive with LUKS encryption using the alternative CD. I'm confused as to whether I need to prepare/partition the flash drive beforehand.

I have been generally following the guide Ubuntu Encrypted Flash Memory Installation (http://members.iinet.net/%7Eherman546/p19.html) and Method 1 of LiveUsbPendrivePersistent (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LiveUsbPendrivePersistent).

When I get to the part to install GRUB, I try to install it on the first USB partition (i.e. /dev/sdb1) but the only partition it will install on is /dev/sdb.

Am I missing something here?