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With Ubuntu 9.10 I did not have any encrypted partitions set up, I have since installed a fresh Ubuntu 10.04.

I have 3 partitions: OS root (/), home and swap. How do I enable encryption on my existing /home partition?

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Ubuntu Help: Encrypted Home points to this article here: Migrating to an Encrypted Home Directory which was written about a year ago. Though this article actually appears to still be valid in how to approach this.

You won't be encrypting the entire /home partition but rather each individual home folder. In future user setups you can pass the --encrypt-home flag on the useradd command. (adduser --encrypt-home new-user-name)

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I'll try this over the weekend, thanks! –  invert Aug 6 '10 at 10:21
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