Encrypted LVM in Ubiquity unavailable when installing alongside an existing OS

Bug #1083038 reported by rileinc on 2012-11-26
This bug affects 42 people
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ubiquity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Ubiquity installer in 12.10 and 13.04 offers the ability to install Ubuntu with Full Disk Encryption, with checkboxes for encryption and LVM. However, the options are only available when replacing an existing operating system. If I wish to install Ubuntu alongside another OS, the options become greyed out (see screenshot).

rileinc (rileinc) wrote :
Dimitri John Ledkov (xnox) wrote :

Importance wishlist - as it's a request for a new feature & functionality, not previously offered.

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Wishlist

I have set out how I made this work (not well) in Answer# 216356

There is no way to divide up partitions within an encrypted partition, as far as I have established. Confirmed today in 13.04. It would be good to fix this, because at the moment the manual partitioner has a whole lot of ways that this can fail if you are trying to do this.

description: updated
Fleg (drake22) wrote :

I think this is a Security issue and should be taken care of as soon as possible.
Given the idea that ubiquity should be an easy-to-treat installer it is not really acceptable to have to make the partitioning yourself while it would be possible to automate this.

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