FedoraForum.org - Fedora Support Forums and Community
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    8

    Can installer automatically create LUKS encrypted Fedora dual boot

    I've done dual boot LUKS installs of Ubuntu alongside a preexisting Windows installation, but it wasn't automated and required a lot of command lines.

    Will the latest Fedora live installer do a automated LUKS encrypted install onto a preexisting Windows drive giving me a working dual boot where Windows cant read the Fedora partitions?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    London, UK
    Posts
    526

    Re: Can installer automatically create LUKS encrypted Fedora dual boot

    Quote Originally Posted by FelliniHat
    I've done dual boot LUKS installs of Ubuntu alongside a preexisting Windows installation, but it wasn't automated and required a lot of command lines.

    Will the latest Fedora live installer do a automated LUKS encrypted install onto a preexisting Windows drive giving me a working dual boot where Windows cant read the Fedora partitions?
    I've done it on a Macbook so OSX rather than Windows and it worked fine, not sure what release I did it on, 23 maybe? If it worked back then the newest one should also.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    5,241

    Re: Can installer automatically create LUKS encrypted Fedora dual boot

    Yes it will, however proceed with extreme caution and review all disk changes before accepting them. if anything seems off and likely to destroy your windows install post back here first for further guidance.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    8

    Re: Can installer automatically create LUKS encrypted Fedora dual boot

    Thanks it did work fine, I think I had to create the EXT partition first but afterwards everything went well. Dual boot LUKS with Win 10 works perfect. Still feel a little uneasy about Windows sharing a physical drive with a secure OS but will do for now.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    5,241

    Re: Can installer automatically create LUKS encrypted Fedora dual boot

    indeed /boot cannot be encrypted with LUKS, otherwise you wouldn't be able to access Fedora

Similar Threads

  1. LUKS encrypted filesystems skipped during boot
    By malezet in forum Security and Privacy
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 4th March 2016, 10:17 PM
  2. encrypted swap - does installer automatically set it up properly?
    By kodos96 in forum Installation, Upgrades and Live Media
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 27th September 2011, 09:29 PM
  3. Fedora 15, LUKS Encrypted Logical Volumes not mounting on boot
    By Ninefingers in forum Installation, Upgrades and Live Media
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 26th May 2011, 01:13 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •