Bug#642115: debian-installer: guided full disk encryption + LVM complains about insecure swap
Using a daily build:
-rw-r--r-- 1 libvirt-qemu kvm 240M Sep 16 10:00 debian-testing-i386-netinst.iso
If you choose Guided / Encrypted / LVM as the partitioning type, the resulting
scheme chosen by d-i basically looks like
(physical partition) → (encrypted volume) → (LVM) → (swap)
Thus, the swap is encrypted, but LVM sits between them.
After choosing that partitioning scheme, you are then asked to input the
encryption pass-phrase. You are then shown the scheme layed out like with the
After you accept this, you are warned that the swap space is unsafe. d-i
refuses to proceed at this point. If you set the swap LV to "do not use", you
can proceed (without swap) and fix it later on.
I think this is incorrect and the swap space *is* safe, since it is sitting
on top of an encrypted partition. However either way, the guided partitioner
should suggest a scheme which is safe.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: 6.0.1
APT prefers stable
APT policy: (700, 'stable'), (600, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-686-bigmem (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash