encrypted swap question

Chris Snook csnook at redhat.com
Mon Sep 22 16:39:39 UTC 2008

DanMitton wrote:
> So, is it possible to read the passphrase from a USB drive at boot time??   :-? 

The proper way to do it is to read a *key* from a USB drive at boot time.  In F8 
it didn't take too much hacking in /etc/rc.sysinit to load the USB storage 
modules, wait a few seconds to detect the drive, mount it, and then do the luks 
magic to unlock the LVM partition.  I haven't tried in F9.  It would be really 
nice to have this supported by the installer.

-- Chris

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