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Old 06-26-2018, 09:14 AM   #1
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Luks/Encryption after install


Is it possible to encrypt my hard drive after a Centos load? Do I need to reinstall?

sam
 
Old 06-26-2018, 09:21 PM   #2
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Yes.
Certainly easiest.

Way too many variables:
- the entire disk ?.
- separate boot partition ?
- UEFI ?
- LVM ?
- CentOS version ?.
...

Most of us aren't mind readers.
 
Old 06-26-2018, 09:31 PM   #3
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Caveat: I know nothing about how to encrypt drives.

The last place I worked would set up and configure a new laptop (Windows 7) and then start the whole disk encryption process.
...but syg00s questions are still valid...and Id add
Hardware?
HDD or SDD?
 
Old 06-27-2018, 08:27 AM   #4
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Way too many variables:
- the entire disk ?.
*Yes, the entire disk
- separate boot partition ?
*Yes separate 500 MB boot partition
- UEFI ?
*UEFI
- LVM ?
*LVM everything except for /boot is using LVM
- CentOS version ?.
CentOS 7.5


Most of us aren't mind readers
*Good to know, I'll keep that in mind.
 
Old 06-27-2018, 01:13 PM   #5
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snarky? A request for more information so as to provide better help is snarky?

Welcome to LQ. Good luck.

Hope this is not snarky of me to repeat:
Hardware?
HDD or SDD?
 
Old 06-27-2018, 01:50 PM   #6
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Mind readers

Quote:
Originally Posted by syg00 View Post
Yes.

Most of us aren't mind readers.
Not meaning to offend, just commenting.

HDD

Thank you for any help/advice.
-sam

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Old 06-27-2018, 03:14 PM   #7
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https://www.startpage.com/do/dsearch...+after+install
plenty of good material there, afaics.
 
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