openSUSE's D-Installer Adds LVM & Full Disk Encryption Configuration

Written by Michael Larabel in SUSE on 6 December 2022 at 06:06 AM EST. 3 Comments
One of the big undertakings this year within the (open)SUSE camp has been the YaST team's work on D-Installer as their next-generation operating system installer. This week they have published a new prototype of this installer with more functionality now in place.

D-Installer is the (open)SUSE next-gen installer with its interface being web-based for the modern front-end while also sporting a D-Bus API and CLI interface too. With the new D-Installer prototype there is a new screen for configuring the storage setup of new (open)SUSE installations. From here the support has been restored for installing with a Logical Volume Manager (LVM) and also the ability to carry out full-disk encrypted installations. D-Installer supports LUKS2 and in the future plans to work on features like full disk encryption unlocking using the system's trusted platform module (TPM) and other modern functionality.

SUSE D-Installer

D-Installer also offers an improved user experience around password and user management, bug fixes, properly configuring the bootloader now on AArch64 systems, and other enhancements.

More information on the new SUSE D-Installer prototype via the YaST blog.
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