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Bug#678015: debian-installer: Guided partitioning took 26 hours to complete erasure of encripted LVM volume

On Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 07:00:35PM +0200, Christian PERRIER wrote:
> Quoting Fernando J. Rodríguez (groucho@lugmen.org.ar):
> > Please consider:
> > a) changing the erase algorithm for someting more expeditive, even at the expense of some
> >    effectiveness;
> > b) asking the user if she actually wants to erase the contents of the newly created volume;
> > c) warning the user that the erasing could take more than 1 day.
> The option exists but is not asked during guided partitioning with
> encryption, precisely to keep guided partitioning as a straightforward
> option and not something "asking questions".
> If you want to use an encrypted partition without erasing the data on
> it priori to this, you have to choose manual partitioning.

This is not entirely true: during erasing, pressing "Cancel" will simple
skip that specific part of the process and proceed with rest of the

Jérémy Bobbio                        .''`. 
jeremy.bobbio@irq7.fr               : :   :             lunar@debian.org
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