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    Default No pretty login screen, broken partition setup still, double passphrase entry at boot

    I recently gave TW another go (May 15th image), and out the box I noticed 3 issues (two being existent on previous attempts):

    1. A pretty login screen isn't used by-default with KDE (Plasma 5). I think it chose IceWM or something, but not too sure (was basically a gray screen with simplistic username/password entry, and some window being present once on the Plasma 5 desktop).

    2. During install, TW insists on creating some unknown partition while selecting LVM + Encryption. Explaining this hasn't gone too well in the past (nor is it apparently reproducible to the few people who've tried), so maybe I'll try to make a video. Pretty much, the installer creates a /boot/efi partition, and then what I assume to be an improper /boot partition of the same disk size. In the past, the install wouldn't even proceed with that partition present, but now it seems to just present a warning that can be ignored.

    3. With LVM + Encryption selected, I get prompted for a passphrase both during GRUB and during openSUSE startup. I would prefer not to be prompted for the passphrase during GRUB (Fedora and Ubuntu both don't prompt at GRUB), but I'm not certain if something is just being overlooked or if this is done intentionally for security reasons.

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    Default Re: No pretty login screen, broken partition setup still, double passphrase entry at boot

    Quote Originally Posted by Espionage724 View Post
    1. A pretty login screen isn't used by-default with KDE (Plasma 5). I think it chose IceWM or something, but not too sure (was basically a gray screen with simplistic username/password entry, and some window being present once on the Plasma 5 desktop).
    Did you activate sddm in -YaST2 --Service Manager?

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    Default Re: No pretty login screen, broken partition setup still, doublepassphrase entry at boot

    On 2015-05-17 23:56, Espionage724 wrote:

    > 2. During install, TW insists on creating some unknown partition while
    > selecting LVM + Encryption. Explaining this hasn't gone too well in the
    > past (nor is it apparently reproducible to the few people who've tried),
    > so maybe I'll try to make a video. Pretty much, the installer creates a
    > /boot/efi partition, and then what I assume to be an improper /boot
    > partition of the same disk size. In the past, the install wouldn't even
    > proceed with that partition present, but now it seems to just present a
    > warning that can be ignored.


    If your machine is UEFI, you do need a /boot/efi

    If you request system encryption, you need a /boot partition.

    That's two small, separate, non-encrypted partitions, yes. And then you
    get another big and encrypted partition to contain the LVM, which inside
    should contain swap, root, and home.

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    Default Re: No pretty login screen, broken partition setup still, double passphrase entry at boot

    Quote Originally Posted by Espionage724 View Post
    3. With LVM + Encryption selected, I get prompted for a passphrase both during GRUB and during openSUSE startup. I would prefer not to be prompted for the passphrase during GRUB (Fedora and Ubuntu both don't prompt at GRUB), but I'm not certain if something is just being overlooked or if this is done intentionally for security reasons.
    If you do not want grub doing it, place your /boot on unencrypted filesystem. As long as /boot is located on encrypted filesystem, grub has no way around asking for passphrase to access it.

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    Default Re: No pretty login screen, broken partition setup still, double passphrase entry at boot

    Here's a video of the the partitioning issue:


    1:02 shows the strange partition being created below the boot volume, and 1:27 shows it being a Linux Native partition at the same size as the boot partition above it. Removing it allows installation to complete without problem, and for boot to happen too. Keeping it throws an error during the partitioning phase of the install (but installation can still complete with a bootable install later; previous images didn't succeed at one or the other iirc).

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    Default Re: No pretty login screen, broken partition setup still, double passphrase entry at boot

    Quote Originally Posted by keellambert View Post
    Did you activate sddm in -YaST2 --Service Manager?
    That's not really necessary.

    sddm is also started by the default display-manager.service if you set DISPLAYMANAGER="sddm" in /etc/sysconfig/displaymanager.

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    Default Re: No pretty login screen, broken partition setup still, doublepassphrase entry at boot

    On 2015-05-18 08:06, Espionage724 wrote:
    >
    > Here's a video of the the partitioning issue:
    >
    > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxbfCsE5vII
    >
    > 1:02 shows the strange partition being created below the boot volume,
    > and 1:27 shows it being a Linux Native partition at the same size as the
    > boot partition above it. Removing it allows installation to complete
    > without problem, and for boot to happen too. Keeping it throws an error
    > during the partitioning phase of the install (but installation can still
    > complete with a bootable install later; previous images didn't succeed
    > at one or the other iirc).


    The second partition should be of type ext2 and be mounted on /boot. And
    I would make it bigger, say 500 megs.

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