The state of manual LVM and full disk encryption configuration in Ubuntu’s Ubiquity

Full disk encryption and LVM configuration in Ubuntu’s graphical installer showed that two very important features that were missing in Ubiquity, the installation program of Ubuntu Desktop, will finally be incorporated into the version that will ship in Ubuntu 12.10, which is due in late October.

That post was based on a test build version of Ubuntu 12.10, and at that time, the Advanced Partitioning Tool was still unusable, so the article only showed how to create an LVM partitioning scheme and configure full disk encryption using the installer’s automatic options.

Now that the first beta of Ubuntu 12.10 has been released, I took another look at the installer to see how LVM and full disk encryption could be configured manually. But it just so happens that those features cannot be configured manually yet, as the following screen shots show.

This is the main interface of the Advanced Partitioning Tool. Nothing about LVM or disk encryption there.
Advanced Partition Tool

And this is the partition setup window. There is no disk encryption option here either.
Create Partition Tool

And no LVM option in the list of file systems.
File System Options

So no manual LVM and disk encryption in Ubuntu 12.10 beta 1. Hopefully, that should come in later pre-releases. When they do make it into that aspect of the installer, here is what I think the last two windows above will look like:

For disk encryption, you will likely see a radio button as shown here.
Disk Encryption Option

And for LVM, there should be an LVM (Physical Volume) option in the Use as dropdown menu. And setting up LVM logical volumes will require opening a new window.
LVM File System Option

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4 Comments

  1. Pingback: Links 25/9/2012: Linux Used at Airbus, Linux 3.6 RC7 is Out | Techrights

  2. Thats a good feature but isn’t new. encrypt the file system give more security to sensitive users and make live easy to sys admins or help desk people.

  3. I’d be more impressed if these features hadn’t been in Mandriva years ago.

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