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 (
swap. How do I enable encryption on my existing
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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)