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I have searched a lot.

The manual partitioning in the Ubuntu install is so confusing to me. I am new to Linux.

I come from a Truecrypt-full-disk-encrypted Windows installation and I boot from CD every time, which uses the bootloader on CD.

I understand that when I install Ubuntu I can encrypt the installation hard drive, but I can choose to install bootloader and kernel (and leave them unencrypted) on a USB flash drive for maximum security.

I just can't figure out all the options. LVM volume, encrypted volume... I am so confused.

Is my scenario possible and is there already a guide out there to achieve it?

I tried manual partitioning and choosing USB flash drive partition as "mounts in /boot" But it never boots when I try to boot from that USB. I am doing something wrong.

Thank you so much, Bert

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