Reinstalling PureOS - Can't get the original disk encryption setup


#1

Out of the box, my Librem 13 v2 was awesome. Ran the initial setup and had the disk encryption, pre OS load, message prompt for my password.

Hosed a few programs with the upgrade and decided to wipe and start from scratch.

Have the latest download of PureOS and am booting and installing successfully from USB following these directions: https://tracker.pureos.net/w/installation_guide/live_system_installation/ (which doesn’t include disk encryption options)

I seem to either hose the startup by encrypting the wrong directory, so computer won’t boot properly… or I am prompted with a generic terminal message to unencrypt at boot but this still won’t let me enter my password.

How do I get my setup to be just like it was out of the box when I received the librem 13 v2 ?

Thanks!


#2

Download and “burn” our OEM setup image to your USB drive and start it: https://downloads.puri.sm/oem/2017-09-04/pureos-8.0-oem-amd64.hybrid.iso


#3

Awesome. Will try that now!

Any tips on how to get right click working with two finger touch?


#4

Maybe editing xorg config you can modify the behaviour of the touchpad, read this link:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Touchpad_Synaptics#Configuration

“TapButton2” option


#5

This works for me by default. However, with the out-of-the-tree driver I suggested you, this feature is not available.


#6

FWIW I ended up installing Fedora because I was having the same issue as the OP. I had purchased my own SSD, so needed to do a fresh install. With PureOS live trying to do full disk encryption resulted in a text-based prompt for password and locked keyboard so the password could not be entered. The only way I could get a partial solution was by doing a manual partition scheme and encrypting /home but leaving / unencrypted. Still a pre-GUI password prompt to decrypt home, but it at least worked. I even tried installing PureOS-OEM but could’t get that to work either.


#7

Our devs are working on a fix for the issue with encrypted install: https://tracker.pureos.net/T159


#9

That link throws a 404 error, have you got an updated link as I need to reinstall the OS and put the machine back to factory settings, thanks


#10

Hi @cameltoe,

The latest link seems to be: https://downloads.puri.sm/oem/gnome/2018-04-08/pureos-8.0-gnome-oem_20180408-amd64.hybrid.iso


#11

Link for OEM based installation images: http://downloads.puri.sm/oem/gnome/