[MVLUG] encrypted filesystem

Michael Simmons msimmons at fastwave.biz
Thu May 1 10:27:13 MDT 2008


On 5/1/08, Joe Pfeiffer <joseph at pfeifferfamily.net> wrote:
> The more I think about it, the more I think my laptop should be using
>  an encrypted partition for Linux.
>
>  So...  what's the easiest way to switch from an existing unencrypted
>  filesystem to an encrypted FS?  The goal, of course, is to lose no
>  configuration or data in the process.....
>
>  I do have a good backup, so that may help...
>

I don't have an answer, but I do have a couple questions:

1) What factors are you thinking of that you need encryption? (Not
that it's my business)

2) What level?  Full drive or just home space?  (If the latter, why
not just an encrypted flash drive?)




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