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Old 05-11-2010, 07:29 AM   #1
kaulalla
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How to format master LUKS partition w/o damaging other partition


I need to change my LUKS partition to NTFS as I do not need the boot partition any longer, but I need to keep sdb3 (truecrypted ext3) intact. This is how the disk looks now:

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Disk /dev/sdb: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 121601 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0001b495

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdb1   *           1       38882   312319633+  83  Linux
/dev/sdb2           38883       38913      249007+   5  Extended
/dev/sdb3           38914      121601   664191360   83  Linux
/dev/sdb5           38883       38913      248976   83  Linux
So sdb1 is LUKS encrypted, and I want to format it without damaging sdb3.

Thanks in advance!
 
Old 05-11-2010, 11:50 AM   #2
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Gparted, fdisk, or any other formating utility should allow you to select the partition you want to reformat, without affecting the other partitions.
 
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Old 05-19-2010, 09:11 AM   #3
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Gparted, fdisk, or any other formating utility should allow you to select the partition you want to reformat, without affecting the other partitions.
Thanks for making clear that having a LUKS partition does not affect formatting Wanted to be safe rather than sorry!
 
  


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