Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 325011
anaconda fails when one partition in /etc/fstab is encrypted
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:18 EST
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
Steps to Reproduce:
stops installation process
should get over the fact that I am not willing to share all secrets with her
(anaconda in Czech is female ;-)).
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.