start encrypted machine remotely

Hi guys,

I have the following problem:
There’s a remote machine with encrypted /home and /swap.
During bootup it asks for the passwords. But the machine should be able to startup remotely.

So options are

  • Buy a console server :frowning:
  • Get the network service starting earlier and redirect the bootconsole to ssh (How?)
  • Get the machine booted without /home and /swap, access it via ssh/vnc and mount those. (How?)

How can I achieve this? Are there any other options?


using openSUSE 11.0 with partitions encrypted during setup process