[CentOS] Whole disk encryption

Timothy Selivanow timothy.selivanow at virtualxistenz.com
Mon Aug 4 17:12:31 UTC 2008

On Mon, 2008-08-04 at 16:51 +0100, Plant, Dean wrote:
> Has there been any updates to support encrypting the whole disk in 5.2?

There hasn't been any built-in support until Fedora 9, so perhaps at the
earliest it would be 5.3 if at all.  There are however, ways you can
implement it yourself.  The biggest things you have to keep in mind are
that you need to make a change to the mkinitrd script and then generate
a new initrd image to be able to encrypt /, otherwise you could just
modify init.

There are a number of websites that have some docs on how to do it, here
is just one that I've seen in the past:



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