I installed a Fedora14 recently on a small PC an had voted on /home encryption in anaconda. In retrospect this was not the greatest idea since it requires input upon boot and the PC is supposed to be a media station connected to a TV (and maybe controlled by IR remote in the future)...
Since it is a relatively new install I can just redo it and not encrypt /home. But since I use a custom 2.6.38 kernel (due to my relatively new realtek WLan which doesn't work in 2.6.35) this would also require a new compilation of said kernel (not the worst problem in the world but still time consuming).
So my question is thus: Can I simply decrypt the whole partition somehow (haven't seen anything in the cryptsetup dokumentation) or can I simply wipe it clean and reformat it, mounting it afterwards as the new /home? (This certainly requires adjustment of the initrd I'd assume since it expects an encrypted volume doesn't it?)
Thanks for your ideas!
Edit: After doing some more research it seems that just wiping the /home partition is not a solution since it's inside a lv mapped partition. I also found something like dmconvert, unfortunately it is sparsly documented and I cannot make it reencrypt my partition with an empty passphrase.
Btw I don't know why I had this lvm in the first place and not simply set up different partitions. Can anyone tell me why anaconda always does this as a default?
Summarising: I'll reinstall my system and encrypt specific directories when the system is setup correctly.