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JamesX
May 23rd, 2008, 01:28 PM
Hi,

Is it possible to convert a freshly installed un-encrypted Ubuntu 8.04 setup to an encrypted file system without performing a fresh install?

I was planning on using TrueCrypt after the install to encrypt it but have since found out that TrueCrypt is only capable of encrypting a Windows OS partition and not a Linux one.

After a bit of reading I discovered that the alternative Ubuntu 8.04 install CD has the capability to install with an encrypted file system from scratch which kicks ares :)

If anyone knows how to encrypt a file system without a fresh install I would really appreciate it?

Cheers, James...

Soldierboy
May 23rd, 2008, 03:30 PM
Found this in the Wiki, its for converting existing partitions. It needs updated however for Hardy Heron, most of the steps should work fine for Hardy though. Might I suggest that you update that wiki page after you do the necessary steps?

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/EncryptedFilesystemHowto7

-Cheers

Steve413z
May 23rd, 2008, 07:39 PM
Found this in the Wiki, its for converting existing partitions. It needs updated however for Hardy Heron, most of the steps should work fine for Hardy though. Might I suggest that you update that wiki page after you do the necessary steps?

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/EncryptedFilesystemHowto7

-Cheers

Thou Shall Backup!!!

JamesX
May 28th, 2008, 07:04 PM
Thanks for the info Soldierboy :) ....and yes definately will backup Steve; got stung once by HD failure, never again!

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