View Full Version : [all variants] How to install ubuntu to external loopback writable encrypted file?

August 10th, 2014, 03:52 AM
This is a challenging question. I have a 32GB SD card that wish to use 8GB for ubuntu installation and the rest 24GB for my camera. As a result ubuntu need to be installed in:

* An SD card with single partition in a FAT32 file system
* Loopback file for boot partition
* Loopback file for other partitions, encrypted
* Full installation or base on a light weight boot ISO loopback, but not a live-CD loopback

Is this possible? The closet thing I found is WUBI but it requires Windows (which I have quitted!) and has been certified.

August 12th, 2014, 04:48 PM
Wubi does not require Windows, and can be booted with grub, but I am not really suggesting that.
I think this was more just to prove a point that you could use grub.

See also this thread, you technically do not need windows to use wubi.
Posts by meierfra. to use grub2 to directly boot wubi

Will camera only see the first or only FAT32 partition?

I have used grub2 on FAT32 partition to loopmount the ISO as a live installer. But do not know if that would interfere with your camera using SD card?

Do not know anything about encryption.