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Disk Encryption in Fedora 16

Nov 14, 2011, 11:02 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to finid for this link. ]

"No distribution's installer makes setting up disk encryption as easy as Anaconda, the Fedora system installer. And that has not changed in Fedora 16, the latest stable release. On previous versions of Fedora, those released before Fedora 16, the only automated disk partitioning option was one based on LVM, the Linux Logical Volume Manager. That made it easy to install Fedora on encrypted LVM partitions.

"But it also meant that if you wanted to install Fedora on encrypted, non-LVM partitions, Anaconda offered no automated option. That is no longer the case in Fedora 16.

"As shown in the disk partitioning methods step in this image, there is now a "Use LVM" option, and it is the default, so that if you wanted to install Fedora 16 on encrypted, non-LVM partitions, and you wanted the installer to create the partitions automatically, all you need to do is disable that option, and the installer takes care of the rest."

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