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Old 02-05-2008, 08:23 AM
Alexander Todorov
 
Default Use /dev/random before encrypting disks?

Hello all,
in many disk encryption resources on the web the user is given an advice
to use /dev/random to populate the disk before he sets up the encryption
process. This is said to increase entropy and recommended for brand
new disks.


Does anaconda have the support for that in the current block device
encryption implementation? I guess not but haven't looked at the code.
IMO a GIU/TUI/kickstart flag is enough to let the user choose if they
want to populate the device with random data prior to encryption.

What do you think?

Thanks,
Alexander.

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