package: debian-installer severity: wishlist Hi, I 'd like to see a vlock.udeb, so one can lock the console, which is useful for locking the machine when the data on a big harddrive is erased for encrypted lvm, which can take several hours. Frans replied: On Montag, 11. Januar 2010, Frans Pop wrote: > Main issue is that we don't have a password for the root (?) account in the > installer environment. And IMO users should not be asked to provide one > *unless* they actually want to lock the console. > > The only acceptable implementation IMO would be to have it as an _optional_ > component (i.e. only loaded if explicitly requested by the user during > anna ), with a postinst that then takes care of setting the password. > The existing network-console udeb could provide inspiration. > > Also, the udeb would have to be very minimal: no deps on pam, adduser. > >  Which means installing at mediumlow priority, or booting with > 'modules?=vlock-udeb'. I'll clone this bug and reassign to vlock, requesting such a udeb and then make the vlock bug a blocker on this one. cheers, Holger
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