Calamares is currently being used in numerous popular operating systems, including but not limited to KaOS, Apricity OS, Chakra GNU/Linux, Netrunner, Sabayon, and OpenMandriva. It is the universal installer framework that many GNU/Linux distributions should adopt as it’s now one of the most advanced system installers.
After many months of hard work, the Calamares 2.3 is here as a drop-in replacement for the Calamares 2.2 series with many improvements. There are also a bunch of exciting new features, starting with the highly anticipated full-disk encryption and support for NVMe devices in fstab, and continuing with an advanced partitioning feature.
The full-disk encryption is based on the LUKS (Linux Unified Key Setup) disk encryption specification, and it looks like it also supports encrypted SWAP partitions, along with the ability to resume from suspend-to-disk. Best of all, when you’re installing your operating system of choice with Calamares 2.3 with encryption enabled, the bootloader will be encrypted as well.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht