Kali Linux on the X1 Carbon Grub-pc Encrypted LVM FINALLY!
So finally I have Kali linux 1.0.6. installed as the main OS on my Lenovo X1 Carbon, this was not a trivial matter to say the least.
First of all the installation routine fails trying to install grub-pc; this is due to the network configuration step of the routine creating a blank /etc/resolv.conf
So right after network configuration has completed inspect your /etc/resolv.conf and if it is blank as mine was:
Ensuring this is done BEFORE it reaches the grub installation step; this will now complete as expected.
Next up post reboot the encrypted LVM fails to mount, citing it was unable to find kali-root
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Help is however at hand, boot back into the live distro forensics mode, and what follows is my somewhat condensed and modified procedure
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As for UEFI / EFI ? Don’t even get me started there nothing I have spent long evening hours looking into works for kali, not using the fedora shim nothing at this time; I’m very annoyed at this and will post again once I arrive to a resolution.
In the interim CaptTofu release some interesting material on leveraging Docker to test PXC deploys, he’s even go so far to produce some Ansible playbooks for the deployment process; I’ve been helping to work in some respect on the Ansible side and I can see a lot of potential in docker aswell as a lot of issues (it is a very young project it reminds me a lot of OpenStack hack in the diablo RC days), I encourage you to check this out.