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I went ahead and followed the steps outlined above and it does work. Three additional steps after the above steps: create /etc/crypttab recreate initramfs Both are described in this guide to Ubuntu install with encrypted LVM and custom/multiple logical volumes (i.e., not limited to the installer defaults of / and /swap):


I was able to reproduce using the steps you describe. Shared folders are a special functionality of the guest additions kernel modules, and may not be functionally equivalent to a local drive. I also tried to create a LUKS file-drive inside of a loopback device (as that is how I have done LUKS file-drives in the past) and it can't even format the file, it ...

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