Re: encryption of the whole system (update)
Am Montag, 19. November 2007 schrieb Douglas A. Tutty:
> 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?
I did no fresh install and I have a lot of very important data to save.
So, you do not know, how to resize it with a nice GUI, do you ?