Bug 325011 - anaconda fails when one partition in /etc/fstab is encrypted
anaconda fails when one partition in /etc/fstab is encrypted
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
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Reported: 2007-10-09 10:56 EDT by Matěj Cepl
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:12 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-10-09 11:55:00 EDT
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Description Matěj Cepl 2007-10-09 10:56:38 EDT
Description of problem:
Following orders of my boss I have encrypted /home partition on my notebook.
Anaconda when finds partition in /etc/fstab which it cannot access announces the
fact and ends. I don't object to the fact that it cannot read encrypted
partitions (although, is it so complicated to run cryptsetup?), but it should
say something like "I cannot access partition /home. Should I just leave it alone?"

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
anaconda for FC8test3

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.see above
Actual results:
stops installation process

Expected results:
should get over the fact that I am not willing to share all secrets with her
(anaconda in Czech is female ;-)).

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Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2007-10-09 11:55:00 EDT
If we can't mount all the filesystems in the fstab, then   can't safely do an
upgrade.  Think about the case where someone has done something like made
/usr/share a symlink to /home/share because they needed the space or similar. 
The _only_ safe thing to do is to fail and have the user do it.  Especially as
in this case, it's because of something you manually configured.

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