Last post was rather vague my appologies. Using this guide http://www.edwiget.name/2011/11/admi...to-hard-drive/ I was able to get pretty far. I was able to create the partions and physically see them with gparted. I had i believe one dev/mapper which apeared to be mapped as the /dev/sda base of the tree. (I'm going off memory I'm at work currently.) vg-root which had ext4 mounted to / and under 1tb. and the other ext that was 583 or so MB's in size that was as instructed mounted as /boot. I could also see the outer volume of /dev/sda5, so I figured I had that part right.
To encyrpt the partition I used code : cryptsetup -y -c aes-xts-plain -s 512 luksFormat /dev/sda5
The commands I used for mapping where:
vgcreate vg /dev/mapper/pvcrypt
lvcreate -n root -l 100%FREE vg
Followed by: mkfs.ext4 /dev/mapper/vg-root
That worked and it synced my files.
In case I made a mistake I altered the mounts of / and /boot to the partitions with space on them. I made sure my grub was placed in /dev/sda and hit forward as that install instructed. I bypassed the swap space. The installation started and there was no problems.
Then I did as instructed and selected to continue to test.
This is where i first started noticing problems. When I tried to execute this set of commands:
mount /dev/mapper/vg-root /mnt/bt
mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/bt/boot
mount -t proc proc /proc
mount -t sysfs sys /sys
I was given an error or nothing displayed it just went back to root@bt# or whatever it is. I was given an error on mkdir /mnt/bt not being found. I ran: sh NV<tab>mkdir and it showed a list of things such as .gconf and .gconfd as wells as Desktop/ but there was no mnt/. running the mount commands as I mentioned earlier put me right back at root@bt#. I didn't see that it had any signs of life unless it doesn't have to display. I went through the other commands any way got an error on chroot/mnt/bt and I think the last to mount commands ran. (I entered the commands exactly as they are above ^ this paragraph.
I then did the apt-get update and the apt-get install hashalotlvm2 commands and for my choice I also did a apt-get install gedit command. I added the line with my UUID, and there was nothing other than what appears to be what the guide suggests. There was a UUID string list before /boot, but from the instructions it looked that that was to be left alone. So I had to make no changes. The dev/mapper line was there. I finished through the tutorial and tried to: update-initramfs -u I got an error there about Nothing being there in kernel shell or something along that line and "Failed" and well it didn't take the grub.
Hopefully that helps you better understand the nature of my question and what parts I need help with. Thank you.