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Old 11-23-2009, 08:02 AM   #1
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Encrypting the harddrive during install


I remeber when recently installing debian 5.0 on my pc it asking me to encrypt lvm and i split home, tmp, usr etc partitions over a terabyte drive is this in the end secure like even if i get broken in to in the long run? Or just if some one breaks in locally? And is there a way to encrypt hdds after an install of a distro like slackware or freebsd etc how would i do it?
 
Old 11-23-2009, 08:24 AM   #2
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Encrypting the harddrive would only give protection when your hdd is stolen.
 
Old 11-23-2009, 09:56 AM   #3
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Thats what i thought. Is there a pkg thatll alow me to encrypt after install then make an image of my configured system? Id like to tweak up debian will the pkgs i like then create a dvd img so if i screw anything up i could just pop in a dvd and gd to reinstall the way it was
 
Old 11-23-2009, 08:59 PM   #4
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truecrypt should help you.

http://www.truecrypt.org/downloads
 
  


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