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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 installing to a device that has an existing encrypted file system, it is necessary to prompt the user for a passphrase to unlock the encrypted filesystem for use by anaconda for a new installation.


  1. Anaconda/Features/EncryptedBlockDevices
  2. Releases/FeatureEncryptedFilesystems
  3. Testopia case #66

Steps To Reproduce

  • Boot anaconda on a system with a previously installed encrypted filesystem
  • Afer entering the root password, a dialog asking the user to unlock the encrypted device by entering the passphrase should appear
  • continue with installation

text should look similar to:

Device sda2 is encrypted.  In order to access the device's contents during installation you must enter the device's passphrase below.

Expected Results

  • confirm user is presented with dialog for passphrase of pre-existing encrypted filesystem
  • after entering the passphrase, user is able to use the encrypted device for installation
  • installer completes successfully