Crypted Partitions?

Roland Wolters wolters.liste at
Thu Mar 11 02:05:30 UTC 2004

Once upon a time Bill Rugolsky Jr. wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 10, 2004 at 04:12:07PM +0100, Roland Wolters wrote:
> > there are several good howtos to mount crypted directorys or partitions,
> > but fedora has no "easy graphical way" like SuSE - you format the
> > partition, and at every boot you have a password question for the
> > filesystem.
> > Is it planed to add such a feature to fedora?
> > And if, when, or if not, why not?
> The proper way to do this with the 2.6 kernel in FC2 will be using
> device-mapper and dm-crypt.  See
> There has been some discussion of in-place encryption conversion using
> device-mapper tricks, so there is some chance that it could be
> done post-install with little hassle.

Ok, thx, but this feature should be used with kernel 2.6.4 - and my question 
was more about the planned things exspecial for Fedora Core 2, and specially 
about planned features for the install process with anaconda or for the 
hardware browser.

Thx so far,


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