Libreboot with encrypted root partition

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Gnu
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Iscritto: 03/08/2012

Recently I bought a Libreboot x200 (very good machine) and I tried two installations.
The fist, encrypted only the “home” partition and the second with the “root” partition encrypted (and a normal “boot” partition). The GRUB payload starts automatically only with the entire root partition not encrypted while with the boot dedicated partition it’s necessary select the “find grub.cfg” option. (I tried with “ln -s grub.cfg coreboot_grub.cfg” but it doesn’t change much)
Is there a tip to start the GRUB payload automatically without re-flash the chip (with a separate boot partition)?

pizzaiolo
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Iscritto: 03/12/2015

You might want to try asking on #libreboot at freenode.net

GNUbahn
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Iscritto: 02/19/2016

As I understand it Libreboot x200 is basically a Lenovo x200 running Trisquel. The x200 (as well as the T400) are a bit old models. Aren't they slow compared t other machines? I like the idea behind Libreboot very much, but woory about the machines performance.

I also understood - please teach me if I'm wrong - that if you want to make a free machine you have to go for computers that allow free firmware and bios. According to h-node that doesn't seem to be the case.

lembas
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Iscritto: 05/13/2010

Yes they are slower than newest machines. They might still boot faster, thanks to libreboot. (proprietary stock bioses are notoriously slow) :) What kind of use is the machine for?

Gnu
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Iscritto: 03/08/2012

I can compare it with an ASUS X201E (2013) and a X54L (2014) and the Libreboot X200 is faster, the LCD screen is better it doesn't tired my eyes and also has a really keyboard. The wifi works better than the others two Asus and the blueooth too. I bought it because I wanted only free software in my computer and I didn't care about the performance but for my surprise works better than the laptops that I had

a_slacker_here
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Iscritto: 06/30/2013

These are wonderful machines, better than some people think. The thinkpad gamma was designed to be able to resist harsh conditions like exposure to a metal powder environment, high temperatures and so on. They are robust and are capable of running during long periods of time without heating up.

GNU/linux users have the advantage of running some of the best low level software of the planet: ext4, for instance, try to optimize the number of disk-write to improve its lifetime. So, combining a robust machine with Trisquel will make a quite durable system.

GNUbahn
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Iscritto: 02/19/2016

BTW: Are these machines that are build from new?

Magic Banana

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Iscritto: 07/24/2010

They are refurbished.

Gnu
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Iscritto: 03/08/2012

"coreboot_grub.cfg" instead "libreboot_grub.cfg"

cd /boot/grub/
sudo ln -s grub.cfg libreboot_grub.cfg

now it works