Configuring network with dropbear-initramfs

The dropbear-initramfs package in Debian is intended to help unlocking encrypted partitions remotely from initramfs. In other words, it can be used to unlock an encrypted block device that may well include the root partition. Officially only a single IPv4 address may be set up in a convenient way. This weblog post shows how to […]

Installing Debian on QEMU virtual serial port console

Most commonly the guides for installing (GNU/)Linux distributions in virtual machines such as QEMU (+KVM) involve using emulation of a graphics display. This is most likely because it’s convenient, and most installation programs default to using VGA display on PCs. While this is mostly effortless, there are a few drawbacks. VNC requires listening a TCP […]