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Re: Fedora 7 encrypted root partition



On Mon, Jan 22, 2007 at 01:37:12PM +0000, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> > Yes. There's a couple more letter swaps (Q<->A, Y->Z->W->Y, M in a different 
> > place, so they'd have to type '?'), and the numbers are shifted in the French 
> > layout and not in the US one. Still, it's possible to remember the
> > differences.
> 
> PS: Oh, and what about something having Anaconda enforce something like:
> "Due to keyboard layout differences, non-alphanumeric characters and the 
> letters A, M, Q, W, Y and Z are not allowed in HD passwords."
> Wouldn't that solve most of these issues?

It's already hard enough to pick good passphrases while still being 
able to remember them.  Limiting choices doesn't help matters.

Pehaps mkinitrd can store the appropriate keymap to be loaded at 
initrd time?  Then at least the Anaconda-chosen language/keymap could 
be used.


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