Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 473292
Upgrade fails on system with file-based encryption key
Last modified: 2010-12-05 02:05:34 EST
I've a system where /home is encrypted using an /etc/crypttab line of:
home UUID=a215dd56-c3ec-4140-af7b-eb1c29dd8254 /etc/home.key
this confused anaconda. When prompted for a password for the underlying
partition, I have to press "cancel" to skip it. Later, anaconda then fails
to mount everything correctly, claiming it cannot find a mount for "/" in fstab.
Created attachment 324886 [details]
/dev/mapper/luks-cacdadcb-81ee-40d2-81c3-3a6ef834aae6 is /
We do not support the use of keys at this point -- just passphrases. If you want to upgrade a system whose encrypted devices use keys, you should add a temporary passphrase before performing the upgrade.
We are hoping to add some support for keys for F11, but it is not the highest of priorities.
It would be good to at least fail gracefully in this case. If anaconda had managed to completely ignore the encrypted /home on this box after I hit "cancel" on the password prompt, the upgrade would have succeeeded.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
Changing version to '12'.
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