Questions about encryption such as home folder encryption, partition encryption and file encryption.

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Recover Data from Encrypted LUKS HDD

Hei, I really need help with this! Yesterday my Kubutnu wouldnt boot anymore so I booted with a Live CD and could fix the problem with this Tutorial: ...
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Creating SHA-512 password with function crypt

I want to create an encrypted password in a C program with the function crypt with the SHA-2 based hashing algorithms that are supposed to be included in the GNU C Library used by almost all Linux ...
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Crypted Ubuntu 14.04, how to increase boot partition?

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 inside a virtual image, running on an Windows 8 Host. System is completely crypted, I guess that's why I got this error. When I start the image I get just the screen you ...
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how to encrypt a dual booted Ubuntu and win7 system

I am very new to Linux and I wanted to encrypt my newly installed Ubuntu system. Only issue is that I have a dual booted system with Win7, and when I tried to install the Ubuntu alongside with win7 it ...
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Dual boot Ubuntu and encrypted Windows 7

I have a work laptop with Windows 7 installed using Check Point Full Disk Encryption. The HDD was dying, so I installed a larger SSD and copied the contents of the old HDD over to it using dd. So far ...
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Creating and Sharing an encrypted drive and be able to access it from a network

I hope that question made sense! Here is what i am trying to do. i have an Ubuntu 14.04.1 server/htpc/desktop. I use it as cloud storage and to stream to my tablets. It has two physical drives and i ...
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Reinstall with full-disk encryption

I'm looking to reinstall ubuntu (actually, switch from ubuntu to xubuntu) and currently have full disk encryption enabled. I downloaded xubuntu to a USB and booted of it; when going through the ...
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14.04: login loops back on itself - ecryptfs

This problem follows on from 14.04: No Auto login at User Account settings - I am administrator (see all comments) I tried to remove encryption via this link How can I enable autologin for my user ...
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In trouble for login after changing username!

I've been using Ubuntu 14.04 for a few months (as a beginner)! A couple days ago I changed the user name to NEWUSER and got stuck at the login screen afterwards, though being able to login from the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04Lts

is the any method to make full disk encryption before install in Ubuntu 12.04? I see in Ubuntu 14.04 lts we can before installation , but in 12.04 I cant find it! any solution ?
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How safe encfs encrypted files are

Just recently got interested in encryption and some things are unclear. Say my ubuntu user is password protected and i have an encrypted folder. Now let's say someone takes my laptop, checks if i have ...
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Bitlocker like software for Ubuntu

Is there a tool like the Bitlocker to encrypt the whole Ubuntu partition? To be more specific every time I try to boot in the Windows partition a Bitlocker screen shows up and asks me to insert a ...
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permanent changes in ubuntu on USB stick without installing Ubuntu

I want to operate ubuntu ver 14.0.4 from USB Stick without install it on the PC , but when I make an update , install software or make system configuration if I restart the machine I lose everything ...
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Windows disappeared after installing Ubuntu encrypted

My problem is I lost Windows after reinstalling Ubuntu 14.04, because I reinstalled Ubuntu using encryption. From the beginning: 1) When I bought this laptop Windows 8 was already installed. 2) I ...
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Access OSX (10.8) encrypted volume from ubuntu

I need to access my two old drives (one hdd one ssd) from my Macbook which I managed to kill with a couple of glasses of water. The drives is still working though and shows up in 'Disks', but they ...
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Errors with Encryption Keyring and X when Booting in Ubuntu 14.04

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and I know all of my passwords, but I'm having trouble logging in and error messages I've Googled have not led me to a solution. When I came home the desktop on my laptop ...
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How can I use public-key encryption for luks?

I have been running luks with the following commands: $ sudo dd if=/dev/urandom of=/keyfile bs=1024 count=4 $ sudo cryptsetup luksFormat /dev/XXX keyfile $ sudo cryptsetup luksDump /dev/XXX And it ...
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forgot passphrase

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and did a full encryption. I did not restart for a few weeks and now forget my pass phrase, I remember the component sets of the password I think yet forgetting the order. I ...
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Updated to 14.04, Mutt only S/MIME? Whence PGP/MIME?

I might be going senile. Using the stock Mutt on 13.04 I was able to something like (E)ncrypt (from memory) and have it use GnuPG. With 14.04, the Mutt 1.5.21 that came with the upgrade, there's an ...
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ECRYPTFS_FNEK_ENCRYPTED files and folders

I had a problem using my old hard drive, so I'm willing to recover the files in it, but it is encrypted, and all the files and folders are named ENCRYPTFS_FNEK_ENCRYPTED and some gibbberish... The ...
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e2label error message

I am trying to rename 3 HDD, previously encrypted with Utility Disk. The problem is that whenever I try to use the e2label from CLI i get the following error msg: Couldn't find valid filesystem ...
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how to list or change name to HDD in nautilus

In Ubuntu 12.04, I have added three old HDD after formatting and encrypting them with disk util. They work fine, no issues of functioning, however I don't know how to change the order they appear in ...
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How to recover /boot overwritten by identical /boot?

I spent 6 hours on this and I've given up. I am not finding a method to recovering a /boot partition that was overwritten by an identical /boot partition. This isn't your regular average grub ...
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Encrypting data disk and set up automatic decryption on boot

I have a headless server running Ubuntu 14.01.1 LTS. It has a disk mounted that stores the data for certain applications. I have a requirement to encrypt the data on this drive which I am fairly ...
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Seahorse/gnupg: encryption not working properly in 14.10

I installed both 32bit and 64bit Utopic Unicorn on 2 PCs. As I usually do, I copied the .gnupg folder into the /home directory and installed seahorse-nautilus. Now I can decrypt my old files as usual ...
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Passphrase failed

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 but few weeks ago, it didn't accept my passphrase. I am sure I am putting it right. It contains special characters ))(( I tried to use live USB and the volume is shown as ...
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Can Luks Be Used To Encrypt an NTFS Partition in Ubuntu?

(And then Boot into Full Windows With Luks Running Silently In the Background) I have a client that is completely unable to use Linux, but I was thinking maybe there was a way to setup their computer ...
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Cannot create partition

I've recently installed Ubuntu to dual boot along side my Windows 7 installation, they're both installed on the same SSD which all seems to be working fine. I have another 3TB HHD which I use for ...
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Does my laptop have AES-NI support?

I have 64bit quad-core processor AMD A6-3420M APU in my HP g6 Pavilion laptop. Do you know whether my processor supports AES-NI, or how I could find that out? I am using Ubuntu 12.04 64bit version, ...
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grub2: system restart after menu (nvidia, crypt)

I got a ThinkPad T410i and I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1. Grub is showing up but if I select any Ubuntu boot option the system does a reboot. My first search brought up to add nomodeset because of the ...
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Recovering settings from zombie hibernation

Ok this is weird. I have hibernation and full-disk encryption. It works fine for a long time. Then suddenly something weird happens today. Let's reconstruct the events as it happens: I have a ...
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how to run private internet access software from /user/local

So I installed private internet access software in /user/local because it was not connecting to a server. I read that cause of encrypted home directory it wouldn't run, something to do with suid, ...
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Encrypting filesystems on 14.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 server on an HP ProLiant ML110 which had previously been running 12.04 and which has two additional hard disks containing data in an unencrypted form. I didn't ...
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ecryptfs-setup-swap freezes

My computer started freezing with the message cryptswap not ready, and so i tried following this tutorial http://punygeek.blogspot.de/2012/10/ubuntu-1204-how-to-solve-disk-drive-for.html Everything ...
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Update GRUB with encrypted LVM on second volume/drive?

On one machine I have an encrypted LUKS container around an LVM on /dev/sda that I can boot into. On the same machine is a second drive with an encrypted LUKS container around an LVM on /dev/sdb (that ...
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Mount and access encrypted LVM on second drive

On one machine I have an encrypted LUKS container around an LVM on /dev/sda that I can boot into. On the same machine is a second drive with an encrypted LUKS container around an LVM on /dev/sdb (that ...
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Hard disk decryption, forgotten key

I am using ubuntu14.04. During installation, I encrypted my hard disk. Now, I forgot my key and I have a lot of important data on my system that I want to recover. Is there a way to change my ...
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ssh-agent doesn't store passphrase between remote logins

I am trying to get my git repositories on my office computer to connect to my Bitbucket account via ssh. I've generated the key and uploaded the public key. I also did the following: eval $(ssh-agent ...
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14.10 - Swap not available

My swap doesn't seem to be working. I tried to fix it but nothing I tried worked. Here is some relevant information to troubleshoot the problem: During install I chose to encrypt my home folder. Seems ...
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Stuck in log-in loop, Ubuntu randomly crashes, Windows still boots first

I'd really appreciate it if someone could shed some light on 3 problems of mine: I tried to reset my forgotten account password using the "standard way" in this guide. However, when I enter the new ...
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How to recover documents from an HDD with Ubunutu 14.04 installed?

Not as simple as the question states. I will try and cut a long story straight...: Dell Latitude E6410 with Ubunutu 14.04 Installed. Motherboard crapped out on me. Luckily was able to be repaired ...
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Help needed to identify/remove randomly named “ghost” folder in home directory

So, I found a folder called "Yfmo_1BrUs" right in my home directory and I do not know how it got there (meaning which application created it). The name is weird but gives a clue that it was ...
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Encryption selected while installing Ubuntu but hard drive isn't encrypted

I have selected "encrypt new Ubuntu installation" on the Ubuntu 14.04 installer and typed in a passphrase setup. But after the installation was done my hard drive isn't encrypted. There is no ...
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Encrypted disk kernel warning - initramfs image won't boot

After an upgrade to 14.10 on my netbook, I can only manage to boot with the old kernel remaining from the previous 14.04 installation. For the most recent kernels, I get this warning when they are ...
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linux clone encrypted drive to smaller drive

I want to upgrade my laptop's drive with more speed, so I want to clone my current harddisk to an ssd. Unfortunately they're not the same size. I already found this question, but I'm unhappy with the ...
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14.04 automatic ssh sync tool needed(backup)

Currently I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and I would wish to make an automatic backup of my local drive to the university server. This server I can access to via ssh (no root rights). I am looking for a ...
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How can I encrypt Deja-Dup backups with a GPG public key?

Deja Dup, the default backup tool in Ubuntu, allows encryption of backups by means of a password. How can I encrypt my backups using my GPG public key? This Debian bug report requests this ...
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Problem using 'ecryptfs-unwrap-passphrase'

I have 2 laptops running Ubuntu 14.04. 1> The Toshiba supplies the mount passphrase when I run 'ecryptfs-unwrap-passphrase' 2> When I run 'ecryptfs-unwrap-passphrase' the HP does not supply ...
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Encrypted home mount for single session on Ubuntu?

I currently have Ubuntu 12.04 as my remote server and I have a purpose of keeping my important files on that server under encrypted home folder. I did this and it works; I send my files to the server ...
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Encrypted Windows 8.1 + Ubuntu 14 on separate SSDs

I've found many questions concerning dual booting Windows/Ubuntu on separate drives, but I'm not sure about doing it when the Windows 8.1 drive is encrypted with BitLocker. How would I go about ...