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Old 05-11-2005, 02:44 AM   #1
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Drive encryption (not loop, not a new partition)

Hello everybody!

For quite a while, I've been playing with the idea of encrypting some parts of my hard drive. The problem is, I'm unable to find a documentation that suits my needs.

What I want is to simply take my existing partition and to encrypt it. All documentation I have found tells me how to either create an encrypted loopback device (don't wanna), or how to create a blank encrypted partition, where the conversion to an encrypted partition destroys all data on the partition itself (don't wanna either).

Does anybody know a way to just make a non-encrypted partition encrypted?

Thanks a lot in advance,
Old 05-11-2005, 10:45 PM   #2
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you cant, you need a conversion util, to my knowledge, one dos not exist, you'll have to copy all the data out of that partition, then back in.
Old 05-12-2005, 02:28 AM   #3
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Thanks, now I can stop wasting time looking for a different solution


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