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Re: Squeeze RC1, amd64, XTS

On Thu, Dec 02, 2010 at 11:22:15PM +0100, J?r?my Bobbio wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 02, 2010 at 06:12:27PM +0100, Christian PERRIER wrote:
> > Ah OK, I was missing that information. Then it belongs to the
> > installer in some way, but being ignorant as I am about FS encryption,
> > I'll leave to others to followup, if someone wants to.
> Please see #482092 [1].
> The answer for not implementing XTS and LRW in partman is pretty lame:
> it misses the code to actually display key sizes that differ from one
> algorithm to another.  Not hard to do, but no one did step up to do it.
> Adding the necessary modules in order to support rescueing partitions
> encrypted using XTS would be pretty trivial: kernel-wedge needs one or
> two lines added in one of its file.  But it did not seem important to do
> so before adding support code in partman first.
> [1] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=482092

Interestingly, after I enter rescue mode from the netinst CD boot menu,
I'm prompted for a password far before D-I starts and partman is ever
seen.  It is just like the standard cryptsetup via initrd.

Ryan C. Underwood, <nemesis@icequake.net>

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