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Re: Behaviour if GRUB_ENABLE_CRYPTODISK is unset?

From: Colin Watson
Subject: Re: Behaviour if GRUB_ENABLE_CRYPTODISK is unset?
Date: Sat, 7 Dec 2013 14:00:58 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Sat, Dec 07, 2013 at 02:49:45PM +0100, Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko 
> On 07.12.2013 14:27, Colin Watson wrote:
> > I've never totally understood why GRUB_ENABLE_CRYPTODISK is optional to
> > begin with; it seems like a bit of a "do you want things to work? [y/N]"
> > option to me.  My preferred approach would be to delete the option. 
> Cryptodisk support is allowed to ask user for password which is not
> possible for unattended systems.
> E.g. in old config GRUB was looking for unifont under /usr/share. If you
> make cryptodisk default a server doing this would stop in password
> prompt rather than skipping unifont and going to text mode and
> continuing booting.

OK.  I get that we don't necessarily want to be noisy if it's just for
something optional.  But if somebody's /boot is on LUKS, it would be
nice to tell them how to enable support for that rather than just having
grub-mkconfig fail, right?  I think grub-install already gives specific
instructions, so we could do that in grub-mkconfig too.

Colin Watson                                       address@hidden

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