[Pkg-alsa-devel] Bug#530874: Bug#530784: partman-crypto: preseeding of the dm-crypt passphrase failed

Christian Perrier bubulle at debian.org
Fri May 29 05:17:46 UTC 2009

Quoting Gabriel Sailer (Gabriel.Sailer at gmx.net):
> Many thanks for this Information.
> If i rebuild the udeb package and i delete the two "db_fset ..." lines
> should the preseeding work for the passphrase?

You probably down't even need to rebuild the udeb in order to test this.

What you can do is testing in expert mode, to be sure to you'll do the
install step by step.

Then procees ormally with the regular images up to the partitioning

Then, before entering the "Disc partitioning" step, switch to console
2, open a shell and edit the relevant file (there is an editor in D-I:

> The background is we have to deliver preinstalled laptops. They must
> have crypted partitions (protection of the data when loosing one of
> them). After delivering the laptops and before working, the user
> _must_ set his own passphrase and _must_ delete the "installation
> passphrase".

This is a very clever way to deliver pre-installed laptops, indeed, so
I would welcome a patch allowing such preseeding of the passphrase.

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