I installed OpenSuse one year ago on my notebook. I created all partitions except
/boot inside an LVM partition. I enabled encryption for it during setup. The system asked me a password on each boot later. Everything seemed fine...
But one day I wanted to cancel the boot process and did it with SysRq
REISUB. During entering this combination, the system suddenly continued to boot without any password being entered. I had no
/home and no
/ was mounted! I checked multiple times, it was inside an "encrypted" physical LVM volume.
Later I found out that OpenSuse can't encrypt
/ at all. There is an option to enable encryption for each logical volume, and indeed it fails for
Later I tried Fedora. The options during partitioning were misleading by same means. I could enable "encryption" of a physical volume and each logical subvolume. With the exception that Fedora actually allowed to encrypt
Question: What's the point of setting up "encryption" for a physical LVM volume, when it doesn't imply (real) encryption of its logical subvolumes? Did I get something wrong in this whole concept?