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Support the use of encrypted filesystems for anything other than /boot using cryptsetup and LUKS. This includes install time creation/configuration, as well as integrated support in mkinitrd and initscripts (others?). Currently we are only pursuing support for encrypted devices using cryptsetup/LUKS.

When selecting the "Encrypt System" checkbox in anaconda, it is necessary to prompt the user for a passphrase to use for the encrypted filesystem.


  1. Anaconda/Features/EncryptedBlockDevices
  2. Releases/FeatureEncryptedFilesystems

Steps To Reproduce

  • Boot anaconda
  • Proceed to the partitioning dialog
  • Select the checkbox item "Encrypt system" to select block device encryption
  • Enter and confirm the passphrase in a pop up dialog for the encrypted filesystem
  • choose default partitioning layout and continue to the disk druid partition screen
  • continue with installation

Expected Results

  • Confirmed "Encrypt system" item is checked
  • Confirm able to enter and confirm the passphrase in the pop up dialog
  • Proceed to the disk druid screen
  • Verify the default logical volume group (VolGroup00) displays a "locked" icon in the format column
  • Verify installation completes successfully
  • Upon reboot, the user is asked for the LUKS passphrase at the console
  • Verify entry in /etc/crypttab is present for LUKS device

/etc/crypttab may look something like:

luks-sda2    /dev/sda2    none