Bug 1410590 - Custom partitioning: existing LUKS partition cannot be removed once it was unlocked
Summary: Custom partitioning: existing LUKS partition cannot be removed once it was un...
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 26
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2017-01-05 20:11 UTC by Jan Pokorný [poki]
Modified: 2018-05-29 11:25 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2018-05-29 11:25:55 UTC
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Red Hat Bugzilla 1410595 0 unspecified CLOSED Anaconda shall note it's own version for after-install reference 2021-04-15 11:23:22 UTC

Internal Links: 1410595

Description Jan Pokorný [poki] 2017-01-05 20:11:16 UTC
When recently using Fedora-Server-netinst-x86_64-Rawhide-20170103.n.0.iso
for a new installation on a machine that already had encrypted LUKS
partition (guarding LVs, actually), I was curious enough to have a look
at the old, existing arrangement for reference.  For this, it was handy
I could enter the LUKS passphrase and unlock that.

However, perhaps because there is no "lock again/close" button, I wasn't
able to remove such once unlocked LUKS partition using standard "-"
button, and the only straightforward solution for me was an annoying
reboot, after which I started fresh installation from scratch.

Please, handle this use case better, either with silent de-unlocking or
by offering this option to the user explicitly.

Version of anaconda (as well as of other involved components) is
implied by the mentioned ISO (unfortunately there seems no mention
of anaconda version in anaconda-ks.cfg file nor in the log files kept
in /var/log/anaconda).

Comment 1 Jan Pokorný [poki] 2017-01-05 20:35:03 UTC
Found an exact version in /var/log/anaconda/{anaconda,journal}.log but
it's rather nontrivial if you don't know which version format to expect.

So, in this case it was anaconda 26.16-1.

Btw. I filed [bug 1410595] to get this version easier to find for cases
like this.

Comment 2 Fedora End Of Life 2017-02-28 10:53:19 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 26 development cycle.
Changing version to '26'.

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