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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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/boot/efi must be a FAT32 "efi system partition" (ESP), see also http://www.rodsbooks.com/efi-bootloaders/principles.html


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Whatever the reason, what grub sees as Windows 7 (loader) on /dev/sda2 is in fact Windows 10 loader. To change the name one can use grub-customizer.



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