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Bug#976112: Overwriting with random data message truncated

On Sat, Jan 09, 2021 at 04:22:43PM +0100, Holger Wansing wrote:
>Steve McIntyre <steve@einval.com> wrote:
>> On Sat, Jan 09, 2021 at 04:02:00PM +0100, Holger Wansing wrote:
>> >Hmm, I wonder why the text is truncated at all...
>> >
>> >The whole text from the template file looks like this:
>> >"The installer is now overwriting ${DEVICE} with random data to prevent 
>> >meta-information leaks from the encrypted volume. This step may be skipped 
>> >by cancelling this action, albeit at the expense of a slight reduction of the 
>> >quality of the encryption."
>> >
>> >So I guess the suggested shortage does not fix the whole problem, and I
>> >would not consider changing the template in this situation.
>> Nod. I've just checked in the text installer and the text there is
>> displayed in full. This is something specific to the graphical
>> installer. I'm genuinely not sure what's going on here. :-/
>How did you reproduce that issue?

I just started the installer in a VM locally and set up a crypted
LVM. Nothing special. In text mode, you get the whole text. In
graphical mode, it's not wrapped at all so the text flows off the

>Is this specific to partitioning NVMe devices (as can be understood from the OP)?

No, not at all. Matthew was just using the default (graphical)
installer on his machine. We spoke in IRC and I asked him to file the
bug here. I've just worked out that this is a more generic problem
than we realised. 

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
Dance like no one's watching. Encrypt like everyone is.
 - @torproject

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