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Re: Fresh Install From Nightly Compose desktop-x86_64-20091002.15.iso



On 10/05/2009 03:04 PM, James Laska wrote:
Hey Robert,

On Mon, 2009-10-05 at 14:47 -0400, Robert L Cochran wrote:
To make it clearer what I really want: I already have a Fedora 12 system
up and running but it does not appear to be encrypted.

If I follow the instructions below (at
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/install-guide/f12/en-US/html/apcs04.html  )

will my Fedora 12 system be preserved, or will it be destroyed in the
encryption process? I get the feeling the answer is it will be destroyed
-- I need to encrypt a filesystem first and then install Fedora 12
within that.
Good question, sorry if that wasn't clear.  To my understanding, you
cannot encrypt an already unencrypted partition.  I believe you'd need
to back-up the data to another location, and then follow the procedures
in the install-guide (either during anaconda or from an already
installed system).

Thanks,
James

Hey James,

I did think this might be the case. I might try another (newer) nightly compose and see if I can get the encryption to work. Only this time I'll install the live system only and not add or subtract software to it until I'm sure the important basics are working. I really like having encryption to guard my privacy.

During yesterday's install attempt, Anaconda does not seem to have encrypted my file system as part of the installation process, but this might be because I was trying to replace an existing Fedora 12 system with a brand new one and the older system was encrypted, and perhaps that confuses Anaconda.

Bob


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