Encrypt a disk

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This article describes how to format and encrypt a disk (technically, a file system). It uses SUSE Linux 11.1 as example, but it should work same or similar with any distribution.

  • Start the disk partitioner
yast2 disk
  • Select a partition you want to format or a disk where you want to add an encrypted partition
  • Choose Format partition and "encrypt file system"
  • If you get an information that you need to install "pam_mount", allow this
  • choose "next"
  • enter a password for your system => next => finish

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