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From everything I've read, it seems to come down to having initramfs "embedded into the kernel and loaded at an early stage of the boot process."1 For Mint you will have to configure /etc/crypttab, then make use of update-initramfs.2 From what I understand, this should serve as a guide to creating the initramfs image after installing Mint, which you ...


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It doesn't really answer your question "how", but should give you a bit of insight - and it's too long for a comment. First of all, you can't boot of an encrypted partition. Simply because a the boot chain does understand encryption only fairly late in the process: hardware loads firmware - typically BIOS of UEFI (on x86 platform). The hardware as such is ...


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I had a very similar issue with Kali and Windows 8.1. What did the trick for me was downloading bootrepair, setting it up as a bootable USB drive, booting into it and following the prompts. It reconfigured some things and now my system boots in GRUB letting me choose from Kali and Windows. Here is the bootrepair I used: ...



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