Opensuse 12.2 RC2 is out – a preliminary report
RC2 (release candidate 2) was made available today. I have already done one install (the 64 bit version). I am currently doing a second install (32 bit version on older hardware).
All is not well. There are still problems with encrypted partitions, most likely interactions with Plymouth. I’ll post a bug report later.
My second install is for a system with an encrypted LVM. The crypto for that worked fine with RC1, and I expect it to work fine here. The install is still under way, so I don’t know yet.
The system where I had problems was with encrypted “/home” and encrypted swap (both LUKS encrypted). The initial boot had problems. However, once I got it booted, ran “mkinitrd” to rebuild the “initrd”, it then started behaving. This may be a problem in “mkinitrd” when it is first done in a chroot environment while running the install DVD.
Beyond that problem, most things seem to be working. I will post a more detailed report after a few days of using the system.