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[Bug 851767] New: No gui prompt for passphrase for encrypted fs
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  • Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2013 08:32:32 +0000
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Summary: No gui prompt for passphrase for encrypted fs
Classification: openSUSE
Product: openSUSE 13.1
Version: Final
Platform: x86-64
OS/Version: openSUSE 13.1
Status: NEW
Severity: Major
Priority: P5 - None
Component: Bootloader
AssignedTo: jsrain@xxxxxxxx
ReportedBy: alanprescott@xxxxxxxxxxx
QAContact: jsrain@xxxxxxxx
Found By: ---
Blocker: ---

User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:25.0) Gecko/20100101

The prompt for a passphrase for an encrypted root LV is in a scrolling text
console which is not at all user-friendly for non-tech users.

In openSUSE 12.2 and 12.3 the prompt for the passphrase brought up a gui widget
which, although not perfect, was a vast improvement over a text prompt in the
middle of a load of technical boot information.

Without a gui for the passphrase 13.1 is simply not suitable for installation
on encrypted devices (net-books, lap-tops etc.

I've tried installing 13.1 as an upgrade to an existing 12.3 system, as a new
install over an existing 12.3 system and as a new install on unformatted disks
accepting the default LVM & encrypted volume group settings and all have a
text-based prompt for the passphrase.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install openSUSE 13.1
2.Set up root and swap as encrypted LVM
Actual Results:
Prompt for passphrase for encrypted LVM appeared as a text prompt within boot

Expected Results:
As with 12.2 and 12.3 I expected to see a clean user-friendly gui prompt for
the passphrase.

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