Upgrade an encrypted Ubuntu

Avi Greenbury lists at avi.co
Sun Mar 11 23:14:04 UTC 2012

Amichai Rotman wrote:

> Hello all,
> I have a netbook running Ubuntu Natty. I installed it using the
> Alternative CD and chose to encrypt both the root and the home
> partitions. I plan to upgrade to the next release (12.04), but I am
> not sure how to approach this so I do not get locked out of my data.

You should be fine - once you're booted all the filesystems appear as
normal since you've already provided the encryption keys. Save for any
bugs in the encrypted filesystem modules themselves, there's no reason
an upgrade should lock you out.


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