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How do I decrypt my encrypted Fedora 24 installation before uninstalling?

asked 2016-08-21 10:45:49 -0600

zloboh gravatar image

I would like to do a fresh install of Fedora 24, but with previous installation I chose to encrypt my system. How do I decrypt the harddrive so nothing will get messed up while re-installing the system to a fresh one?

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answered 2016-08-21 11:44:17 -0600

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If you want to erase everything and just do a fresh installation, you don't need to decrypt existing data -- installer will just delete all existing partitions and create new ones.

If you want do reinstall the system and keep your data (reuse /home partition/logical volume) you can decrypt your harddrive during installation, just select "manual partitioning" and installer will ask for the passphrase.

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