View Full Version : [all variants] Warning: Configure encrypted volumes destroys data

August 27th, 2009, 06:54 PM
If you're using the alternate installer to install an encrypted system, and you already have encrypted data on the disk, be very, very careful.

I was upgrading from 8.10 32-bit to 9.04 64-bit, so I fired up the alternate installer, configured my partition for use as a physical volume for encryption, clicked "configure encrypted volumes", entered a passphrase twice, then bingo, my entire encrypted disk was destroyed.

The installer asked "Are you happy with your partition layout", which I was. It wasn't clear that it was now going to create a newly encrypted partition, destroying any data on the existing partition.

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