LUKS Post-Install? [solved]

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LUKS Post-Install? [solved]

Postby user2635 » 2017-09-29 18:57

Hi all, another noobie question for y'all.

I am dual booting windows and debian, I was wondering if it's possible to do LUKS post-install at this point or whether I literally have to wipe the drive in order to do so.

I am not an expert on partitioning, hope you guys can give your thoughts.

Thanks!
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Re: LUKS Post-Install?

Postby p.H » 2017-09-29 20:17

You do not have to wipe anything. But creating a LUKS volume in a partition has the same effects as formatting a partition : it overwrites metadata and makes the existing data unreachable.
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Re: LUKS Post-Install?

Postby user2635 » 2017-10-01 14:00

Never mind, this was sufficient for me:
https://www.howtogeek.com/116032/how-to ... ng-ubuntu/

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