Partitions selected for encryption cannot be erased anymore

Bug #291494 reported by Daniel Kulesz on 2008-10-31
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
partman-crypto (Debian)
partman-crypto (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: debian-installer

I did the following:

- selected "manual" partitioning
- created a new partition in empty space of type "physical volume for encryption" keeping the defaults
- set up the passphrase using "configure encrypted volumes"

Now there is no way to get rid of this encrypted volume anymore. When I select the partition which was created as "physical volume for encryption" the installer tells me that this partition is being managed as an encryption volume and therefore cannot be altered. But I would like to erase this partition again and start over!

Workaround: After rebooting the system and starting up the installer again, the partition appears without any associated file system. By now, it is possible to get rid of it again.

Daniel Kulesz (kuleszdl) wrote :

sorry I forgot to mention that this bug was encountered using the yesterday's released "alternative CD" for Xubuntu 8.10

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

We need to fix this to unblock bug 1066480.

Changed in partman-crypto (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in partman-crypto (Debian):
status: Unknown → New
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