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Re: encrypted f10 install - changed after using livecd - a question?





Mike Cloaked wrote:
> 
> I have a laptop that had a clean F10 install with encrypted swap, /,
> and /opt partitions and all three with the same luks passphrase.
> 
> Until today it only asked me for a single passphrase during boot to
> unlock all three partitions.
> 
> Earlier today I ran the F10 livecd as a demonstration on this machine,
> and ran various programs including allowing it to "install" flash
> plugin for Firefox. I had presumed this would not affect the hard
> drive and that it should boot from HD as before once the CD was out
> and the machine restarted.
> 
> However when I shut the machine down from running the livecd and
> rebooted to the normal encrypted system it asked me for the passphrase
> 4 times during boot!
> 
> This is a real irritation and I don't know what running the livecd did
> to make this happen?  Can anyone tell me how to get the system to
> revert to its previous behaviour of asking only once for the luks
> passphrase during boot?
> 
> Thanks in advance.
> 

If you have a machine with encrypted swap here is a health warning:

Do not under any circumstances use a Fedora F10 liveCD if you have a machine
that uses an encrypted swap partition as the LIveCD will eat your encrypted
swap and the next time you boot your encrypted system you will be running
without swap!

This then needs the luks encrypted swap area recreating manually - and is a
real pain.

Hence I would suggest heeding this warning if your use encrypted swap!
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