Bug 437521 - partition encrytion is not possible with the text installation
partition encrytion is not possible with the text installation
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-03-14 13:50 EDT by Dag
Modified: 2008-03-14 18:41 EDT (History)
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Description Dag 2008-03-14 13:50:14 EDT
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Description of problem:
When installing Fedora 9-Alpha in graphical mode you can specify that your partitions will be encrypted, then partition your hard drive.
But in text mode, there is no such option anywhere, you can only partition your hard disk drive.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora9-Alpha i386 rescue CD

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot with Fedora 9-Alpha rescue CD
2. choose text mode installation
3. when asked for disk partitioning you can't specify you want them to be encrypted. (the graphical installation permits it).

Actual Results:
The partitions where created unencrypted.

Expected Results:
You should have the choice to decide if the system will be encrypted or not just like in graphical mode.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2008-03-14 18:21:42 EDT
Text mode does not have all of the features of the graphical installation.  If
someone sends us patches to enable additional functionality, we'll (probably)
take them but in most cases, we're not going to be adding new functionality there.
Comment 2 Will Woods 2008-03-14 18:26:26 EDT
You could still set up encryption during a text-mode install using kickstart,
Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2008-03-14 18:41:39 EDT
Yes, but not interactively

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