Did you try emptying the Trash?
the pic is only surpassed by the lol'ness of thsi comment.
i'm valis, and i approve of this comment.
Move everything big out of your home directory, turn
VileFault FileVault on, then copy stuff back in. (Better yet, leave big stuff like your iTunes library and videos out of the encrypted volume.)
I would home that brad would think to check that :P
2007-06-27 06:39 am (UTC)
Failing that, he should try deleting files that he doesn't need.
See, now I'm really looking forward to the next MacWorld! :)
That could only mean one thing. You need an iPhone.
What's the bug?
I've recently turned FileVault on on two (one PowerBook G4 one MacBook Pro gen1) separate Mac OS X 10.4.9 (subsequently upgraded to 10.4.10) systems, and it went off with nary a hitch.
I did make a point of moving large crap (not app-specific stuff, but movies and pictures) outside first, but...
I've never felt that FileVault was particularly fully-baked... I had it totally scrog my homedir once and haven't trusted it since..
Don't use filevault, it is quite unreliable if the machine crashes. Instead create a seperate encrypted drive and use that for the data. (Words from a apple kernel engineer).
2007-06-27 12:22 am (UTC)
What's the OS X equivalent of LVM or loopback devices, etc?
You can attach a dmg to any mountpoint on the system with "hdiutil attach", creating an almost-like-a-loopback-device. Create an encrypted sparse disk image and shove the attach in your user login script or a startup script. Just like FileVault, only not. ;)
2007-06-27 01:02 am (UTC)
MacOS does not, as fas as I can tell, have any notion of an "encrypted drive". The closest you can get is to put a single file in the partition, an encrypted DMG.
Which is exactly how FileVault works.
Yes, except when you do that, your entire home directory isn't fucked and when FileVault fuck up, and it will, you can still boot up.
[disregard anon comment...]
It strikes me that the system boots just fine with a fragged FileVault, you just can't login as your normal user. Which is why I permit root login on the console.
2007-06-26 11:32 pm (UTC)
You know what I find odd? Tekserve, the biggest Apple store in NYC, has one of its computer speak panels as "bike riding".
move all your porn out of your homedir-
no seriously, as others have said- don't turn it on- if it fucks up you're screwed-
just create a sparse encrypted dmg and put whatever you need there-