Re: encryption of the whole system (update)
On Mon, Nov 19, 2007 at 09:42:20PM +0100, Hans-J. Ullrich wrote:
> I now got my system encrypted ( I used dm-crypt) without loosing data.
> It needed a lot of work and time. But now almost every thing is working fine.
> Besides, there is just one thing, I got not managed:
> moving and resizing the encrpted partitions.
> I tried a livefilesystem and gparted (as I dare not to use the commandline
> tool), but gparted always tries to check the filesystem. But there is no
> filesystem recognizable dute to the encryption. As gparted cannot end its
> procedure, it hangs and the changes get reverted.
> What can I do ?
> Partitions are now:
> /dev/sda3 /boot unencrypted
> /dev/sda6 / unencrypted
> /dev/sda7 /home encrypted,
> /dev/sda8 /usr encrpyted
> /dev/sda9 /var encrypted
> All encrypted partitions shall be moved and resized.
> Any help will be very, very welcome !!
This is what LVM was designed to do. Since you went to all the trouble
of encrypting "needed a lot of work and time", why didn't you use LVM?