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Support encrypted partitions in mediamanager

Feature state

openSUSE-10.2
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openSUSE-10.3
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openSUSE-11.0
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openSUSE-11.1
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openSUSE-11.2
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Description

KDE's mediamanager currently only supports volumes from HAL,
which excludes encrypted partitions only listed in fstab.
This needs integrated support including new strings to indicate it's
encrypted.

Discussion


icons/user_comment.png S. K. wrote: (10 years ago)

encrypted partitions become more and more popular, so we should get forward here. We support encryption for removable media now thanks to Daniel's work, but partitions are still out from media:/

icons/user_comment.png D. M. wrote: (10 years ago)

there is a improved solution for KDE3 thanks to Tom Patzig. This needs forward port to KDE4 however for 11.0, which will be a non-trivial amount of work. I would say it is 2-3 weeks to get it done properly, including learning solid.

icons/user_comment.png D. M. wrote: (10 years ago)

the time is not available, beta1 is imminent and there are too many other things to fix.

icons/user_comment.png G. L. wrote: (9 years ago)

Should this be re-prioritize for openSUSE 11.1? Sounds like an important feature.

icons/user_comment.png D. M. wrote: (9 years ago)

I'm not sure.. the typical use case of encrypted non-hotpluggable media is to have an encrypted home partition, and you have to mount that on boot, otherwise you can't login.

I don't know what the use case or the customer value for this feature is.

icons/user_comment.png D. G. wrote: (9 years ago)

This is already implemented:

# cryptconfig make-ehd

luks image per user in /home/ + pam_mount

icons/user_comment.png D. M. wrote: (9 years ago)

yep, I guess this feature is however about other custom mounts, that shouldn't be mounted via pam_mount (??)

icons/user_comment.png J. R. wrote: (9 years ago)

Dirk, whats the upstream status of this now?

icons/user_comment.png D. M. wrote: (9 years ago)

KDE4 (upstream and openSUSE) supports encryted hotpluggable media (usb sticks etc) just fine, but this particular feature, the manually to /etc/fstab added feature is not there afaik.

icons/user_comment.png D. M. wrote: (9 years ago)

I'll have to check if my understanding is correct, hence still needinfo

icons/user_comment.png D. M. wrote: (9 years ago)

support for fstab-only is not upstream

icons/user_comment.png A. J. wrote: (9 years ago)

OK, so let's evaluate what needs to be done for this - and whether we should move it to 11.2.

Last change: 9 years ago
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