I have a laptop with Fedora 30, that I want to upgrade. Since the in place upgrade refuses to work I want to do a reinstall.
Problem: My harddisk is encrypted.
In this encrypted partition I have separate LVM volumes for Root and Home, and I want to keep the date in Home, but overwrite Root.
My issues is that the installer makes me run in circles here.
I did the following:
- Selected the disk, and selected custom partitioning.
- Selected the encrypted partition, entered the password and clicked OK.
Result: Nothing changes. The volumes inside the encrypted partition do not become visisble.
Expected result: Luks volume disappears, other olumes become visible, and I can, as usual, configure where they should be mounted, whether they should be erased etc…
On a hunch I did a disk rescan. This brings me back to where I select the disk, but then I do see the volumes inside the encrypted volume.
And here I can then try to assign mount points etc…
When I then click “done” I get the message the the encrypted LUKS volume cannot be used unless I enter a password. I have no option to enter a password at that point in time however, as the LUKS volume has disappeared from the disk list.
The message also suggests I do a rescan, which, when I do, brings me back to the beginning. So I keep looping around:
- Decrypt disk
- assign volumes
repeat ad infinitum…
So what am I doing wrong here?