> Really liking OpenSUSE 11 and am considering encrypting my home
> Got some q’s tho please
> 1) To encrypt my current /home would i have to recreate the partition
> as an encrypted partition and then copy my data onto it? Or can i
> encrypt whilst its in situ?
You have to copy it. If you don’t want to make a new partition you can
also use a file which is mounted to /home.
> 2) How would the encryption work? Would i be able to change the
> password to my account and still have access to /home
account pw and crypto pw are 2 different things. Note:you can’t change
the crypto pw (afaik).
> 3) Is it supported for future updates? or would it be a case of
> backing up data, wiping and starting again with an encrypted
Update usually works. During the installation you have to set it up in