I want to rebuild my mobile workstation (HP EliteBook 8560w) to dual boot CentOS 6.5 and Ubuntu 14.01LTS. I would like to protect both instances with LUKS. In my research I have come across a few items I do not understand or need guidance with.
- Should I partition the drive, including the EFI System Partition, before beginning either installation?
- My CentOS build requires several partitions for /, /home, /tmp, /var/log etc.; can I use Logical Volumes inside a LUKS partition for this, or does each filesystem require its own LUKS partition?
- Will I need to use or chain load GRUB with this design? (I think the answer is "no"…not certain.)
- Does it matter which distribution I install first?
Thanks much for any guidance. I will try to provide updates as I make progress.