Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 966510
Partitioning asks for password twice
Last modified: 2015-02-18 08:54:43 EST
Description of problem:
On Beta RC4 live. Anaconda asks form password for disk encryption twice. Firstly after I clicked on continue in installation option window (I had chosen encryption and review/modify my disks). Secondly after I clicked on done in manual partitioning (after I made partitions).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Live 64bit Beta RC4
Steps to Reproduce:
1. go to installation destination
2. choose to encrypt your disk and to review/modify your disk and click on continue
3. write password and save it
4. Create partitions a and click on partitions and click on done
Anaconda asks for the password second time
Anaconda should ask for the password only once
Is the passphrase not pre-populated the second time through? It should be. The intention is to ask every time you leave the custom storage interface, but to pre-fill the current passphrase if one has already been set.
It is pre-populated when you hit it the second time.
Oh, I see the problem. We shouldn't be prompting for the passphrase when leaving the storage spoke if the user elected to proceed to the custom spoke.
I'm butting out now.
Pushed to fedora 20 and master.
Reverted the commit because:
This change caused the opposite problem; sometimes the user is not prompted
for a LUKS password even when they ought to be. This causes a failure on the
In any case, it seems that the place to prompt a user for the password should
possibly be somewhere else than on_back_clicked in StorageSpoke or CustomSpoke.
Ideally it should be later...on a spoke right after the user has pressed Begin
Install. That way, instead of taking into consideration where the user is going
and what screens they might possibly hit, the code need only account for the
choice the user has ultimately made: to encrypt or not.
This bug is present in Fedora 20 too. The second dialog has some password already filled in. Very confusing.
[Additionally, there should be an option to "see cleartext password" which one sees being reasonably applied to various applications nowadays; in an installer application this seems of paramount importance - no sense worrying about shoulder surfing or van Eek phreaking in this context when correct keyboard status cannot even be ascertained]
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