[dm-crypt] Bug Report to Ubuntu regarding dangerous installer

PsiStormYamato psistormyamato at lavabit.com
Fri Apr 15 22:54:30 CEST 2011


Is this an old issue, or one that only exists in recent versions of
Ubuntu?

I've never had any problems, but I always use Ubuntu's Alternate
install, which I'm guessing would have more textual warnings and whatnot
since it is a text-based installer after all.



On Fri, 2011-04-15 at 18:58 +0200, Arno Wagner wrote

> The dm-crypt mailing list (archive here:
> http://dir.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel.device-mapper.dm-crypt)
> has had several reports that the Ubuntu installer creates 
> new LUKS partitions (encrypted partitions) on top of exisiting 
> ones without giving adequate warning and at the same time
> giving the impression that the existing LUKS partition would be 
> activated. The rather clear warning and verification question 
> asked by the cryptsetup tool seems to get disabled with the 
> "--batch-mode" option.




More information about the dm-crypt mailing list