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[openFATE 314850] Ability to create encrypted partitions without using LVM
Feature changed by: Jan Engelhardt (jengelh)
Feature #314850, revision 3
Title: Ability to create encrypted partitions without using LVM

openSUSE Distribution: Unconfirmed
Requester: Desirable

Requested by: Maciej Pilichowski (truemacias)
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With no LVM OS installer is too strict when it comes to choose what
partitions can be encrypted. From technical POV only /boot partition
really has to be left not encrypted but for the rest -- as root, /var,
/usr it can be done.
So please provide this option in installer. Current lack of support is
strange and limits power of the Linux capabilities.

+ Discussion:
+ #1: Jan Engelhardt (jengelh) (2013-02-27 16:28:41)
+ I have to concur. There is nothing that would prohibit root encryption;
+ that is, if you create the crypto volume "behind yast's back", using,
+ for example, the shell that is on tty2, it all works out. It is a bit
+ of manual labor doing cryptsetup, mkfs, and filling in
+ /mnt/etc/cryptotab, but it does work such that, once the machine boots
+ the installed system for the first time, it works from the get-go.

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