Going to try a re-install of pclos 2012.02 on Toshiba A305 that currently has 2010.
I'm assuming it was originally installed from a 2010 ISO, and fully updated, therefore effectively a 2012.
The existing /home is NOT encrypted. I noticed installer did not give option to do so during trial run. I did an encrypted partition on another laptop but it was a fresh install of a clean / and clean /home. Am assuming this option appears only if /home is a new fresh partition. I do have data backed up.
any trick to encrypting this existing /home partition during drakinstall?
Any thoughts appreciated
You have to create a new encrypted partition, say on /dev/sda5, a new partition will appear out: /dev/mapper/crypt_sda5
then you need to create a filesystem on top of the encrypted partition, this should explain why you can't encrypt an existing partition.
You should find several details here ...http://pclosmag.com/html/Issues/201108/page19.html