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Old 12-01-2014, 08:44 PM   #1
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plan to get rid of lvm/full disk encryption question


Hi-

I want to get rid of lvm and full disk encryption. I will soon install makulu. I know how to use gparted. I made backups.

My question is what is the best way to undo the encryption and lvm from xubuntu?

I can do a fresh install. The issue is however that my partitions aren't right for a new install the way I want them, especially boot being only 250 mb (I want 500 mb). If I just do a plain install, the 'proposal' will suggest a plan that isn't quite right. I never used the installer with makulu before.

What if I went in with a live xubuntu cd and formatted all partitions including /boot and then fix partitions with gparted? Then I could run makulu installer. Will the live cd with gparted installed trick work?

thanks,
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Old 12-01-2014, 10:04 PM   #2
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That should work - when you get the installer running look for a chance to accept the current formatting.
 
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Old 12-01-2014, 10:04 PM   #3
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you can do or use what ever you want
JUST make 100% SURE that your backup data IS NOT ENCRYPTED with the keys from the OLD disk encryption

normally i use a manual partitioning
something like
/boot -- 400 meg to 1 gig
/ -- 40 to 80 gig
SWAP -- 4 to 8 gig
-- extended--
/home 40 to 80 gig
/DATA -- the rest of the drive ( for storing files that ARE NOT part of the operating system )
 
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Old 12-01-2014, 11:10 PM   #4
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Okay. Very cool. The replies were most helpful.

Have a cool week!
 
  


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