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

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Why can I not sign in on Xubuntu?

Recently, I have installed Xubuntu, mainly to run servers (even though I used the one with the graphical interface). When installing, I enabled both Home folder and Disk encryption. When I was trying ...
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Problems trying to reset ubuntu

I installed Ubuntu on my laptop, as I always do, but this time I tried to encrypt my folders. Then when the installation finishes I reset the computer, but the encrypt password does not work. I google ...
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removing encryption on hard drive (decryption). Trying to install windows. error: attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0'

Here is my problem. I was using for a long time then I was tired of windows so I decided to jump into the world of ubuntu. I knew nothing of ubuntu, but it worked out, I completely installed (with ...
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Encrypt usb ntfs hard drive?

Is it possible to fully encrypt an ntfs usb hard drive from Ubuntu 15.10 without erasing the data on it? Will I have to have a decryption program installed if I want to run it from a windows machine?
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04 along side Win 8 on an encrypted LVM partition without an alternate CD

I wanted to set up an encrypted Linux partition along side Win8 with separate root, home and swap. I read that to retain hibernate I needed to encrypt all three partitions with one pass-phrase and ...
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Locked out of full disk encryption

I setup full disk encryption during my ubuntu install (14.04) and I recently rebooted and now I am locked out. I have not forgotten the password, I use it regularly. After boot when I put in the ...
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How do I render Ubuntu unusable by deleting the full disk encryption key?

I have an old computer that I'm ready to get rid of that has been encrypted using LUKS full disk encryption. Is it possible to delete the encryption key from the LUKS metadata so that nobody will ever ...
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How do I secure my Ubuntu? [on hold]

I am not pleased with the Ubuntu operating system. I was told by many "gurus" that Linux across the board was completely secure. Since I installed Ubuntu, which as an OS is great, I have set up ...
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How to decrypt ubuntu on load from usb key

I have selected disk encyption option on ubuntu installation. And now I have to type pass to decrypt it on load - [ubuntu load encryption][ How can I create "usb-key" to unlock it automatically if my ...
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Install Lubuntu 15.10 with encrypted lvm

After setting up encrypted partitions on Lubuntu installation on a USB-Stick, there's no /dev/mapper/xxx I could bind to a mountpoint (edit partition/use as: / or swap or whatever)! On Ubuntu this was ...
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Black Screen After Hibernate- 15.10

Ubuntu 15.10 64-bit, Nvidia 960M proprietary "recommended" driver or Intel Integrated grpahics I have been having an issue with hibernation. Every time I hibernate and boot up my system, after the ...
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Ubuntu full disk encryption with encrypted /boot

I'm trying to setup a full encrypted disk with a separate /boot partition and I'm having some troubles. I'll write down the procedure I've been following: (On a Ubuntu 15.04 Live DVD session) - fill ...
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encfs not working correctly - uncoded directory is empty on ubuntu 14.04.2

I have two identical clean ubuntu 14.04.2 installations. On both installations I run encfs ~/Coded ~/Uncoded encfs asks confirmation to create empty directories, I then choose standard mode, and ...
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Migrating files from encrypted partitioned space

Issues moving files from protected partitioned space.. e.g. /dev/sda2 on efi system / 105mb - 97mb to '$home' directory in order to back them up. All this came about following an idiot blue ...
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Dual Boot Encryption (Windows 10 & Ubuntu 14.04 LTS) [on hold]

I've been struggling to find a dual boot encryption guide on-line that is up to date and was wondering if someone smart could point me in the right direction. I'm using a fairly common dual boot ...
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How can I increase Ubuntu's 143-byte file name limit for encrypted directories?

In encrypted directories, Ubuntu (at least 15.10) seems to have a file name byte limit of 143 B--much smaller than the ext4 file system's limit of 255 B. Where is this special limit set, why is it set ...
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How to back up an Encrypted Ubuntu Desktop as non-encrypted?

If you have full disk encryption on a Ubuntu desktop, and wish to take an image or backup of the installation to put on another computer as unencrypted... What is the best way to do it? In this case ...
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Data Retrieve From Encrypted Hard Disk [duplicate]

Dear Sir, I am user of Windows 7, I am trying for install ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside Windows 7, during installation I choose the first option [see the 1st screen shot] & try to ...
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encfs reset settings to standard

I do not correctly identify the customizations when it first installs. Encrypted data is now not displayed. How to reset the settings to standard?
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Recover Data From Encrypted Hard Drive

I am a user of Windows 7. I was trying to install ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside Windows 7. During the installation I choose the first option (See the screen shot please). Now my full hard drive is ...
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Retrieve Data From Encrypted Hard Drive [duplicate]

I am user of Windows 7 I was trying to install ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside Windows 7 , during installation I choose the first option [See the screen shot please]. Now my full hard drive is encrypted ...
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How can you setup encrypted swap with swapspace?

Command swapspace can be used to have dynamically sized swap memory, but how do you setup encryption with it?
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LUKS Partition labeled as “Unknown”

I wanted to downsize my LUKS partition for a Windows installation. I followed this tutorial, and after rebooting my Ubuntu installation, It just shows the Ubuntu 15.10 logo without prompting me to ...
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After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04, home folder remains encrypted, and the password doesn't work

Last weekend I upgraded Ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04. After the upgrade I logged-in using my old user and password, and I noticed that my home folder is empty, except encrypted files (I logged-in using ...
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Is there any way to decrypt a file create with the following command?

I create a file using: gpg --cipher-algo AES256 --output file -c original_file The system ask me for a paraphrase and I typed in. So the question is: Is there any way to decrypt this file without ...
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accessing data on encrypted drive

Please be patient with me as I am still learning how to do anything Linux, starting with Ubuntu. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 and had some issues playing around with it and petty much now it won't ...
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What keys is GnuPG using for signature verification?

Let assume that I have a list of three key pair on my bash screen when I run the following commands: gpg2 --list-keys and gpg2 --list-secret-keys My question is, when I run the following command ...
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Multiple solutions for login problem

Same problem others have. Forgot password. Changed password using Sudo passwd, but Home directory was encrypted, so now when I login the ecryptfs and home directory will not mount or decrypt. ...
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diskencryption fails after release upgrade

recently used release-upgrade to upgrade my distro from 14.10 to 15. I had disk encryption, so used to enter password on boot. Now, after upgrade, when I enter the password, I get error explained as ...
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samba share encrypted volume

I'm sure this has been answered a thousand times, but I can't find one, so apologies. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a file server, with samba 4.1.6. Shared files are in a RAID volume, ...
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Is there a PDF viewer for the CLI?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18 and I am wondering if there is a PDF viewer for the CLI? Let it preferably be one that can open encrypt documents, ask me for the password, and then be ...
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Cryptsetup login fails after applying proprietary ATI driver (fglrx-updates)

I encrypted my installation of Ubuntu 14.04 while installing it, later I switched the driver of my ATI Radeon HD 6970 to "fglrx-updates". After that I could only close but not open any programs. I ...
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Some starting advice on Dell Chromebook 13 and ubuntu

I’m new to the forum and I wanted to ask some advice about the Dell Chromebook 13. I am thinking of buying the Dell CB 13 but I have no interest in using Chrome OS, hence I have a some questions ...
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Does ubuntu comes with any encryptions programs by default [duplicate]

Is there any preinstalled encryption program in linux that I can use to encypt my data or do I need to install a third party program
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Ubuntu Installer unable to find Hard Drive (HD is working, please read)

I'm actually stuck since 3 days on this problem, after googling the last 60 hours about it i'm trying to ask here before loosing any faith. I resume here the story to let you understand the situation ...
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Remove string “please enter passpharase for disk…”

I traveled to Australia it seems they didn't like my face or I looked suspicious since they made me turn on my laptop and when ubuntu encryption password popped up they asked me for it, nothing to ...
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Package Dependacy Failure

I am currently newer to the who Ubuntu side of Linux systems. No I have a friend that I have been trying to help out with he computer systems and he is not exactly what you would call computer ...
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Using Dislocker to access a Bitlocker locked/corrupted drive Issues

I am stuck on trying to get access to files on a drive that has been damaged/locked by bitlocker. One of the users at work brought it in. I have installed/configured dislocker and am at the point, ...
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Can't type passphrase to decrypt disk

Just wiped out everything on my Macbook Pro Retina Early-2015 (Macbook12,1 or something) and installed Ubuntu. Had to use acpi=off and nodmraid just to get the USB stick to boot. I wanted to have ...
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fallocate fails on encrypted partition

I use JRiver mediacenter, which uses some sort of database to cache the images for flac, mp3 etc. However, it was failing to display said images, and the cache tables, stored in my encrypted home ...
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What should i use to encrypt my ext4 partition?

What should i use to encrypt my ext4 partition? dm-crypt | TrueCrypt 7.1a or other app? I got there movies, music and some software. I want to mount that partition and share content under samba when ...
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Install ubuntu on half drive with uefi and encryption gives me swap error

I am trying to install lUbuntu and I need to install it only on half of disk but with UEFI and with encryption. As far as I need only half of disk used, I peek "Something else" in step where they ask ...
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Using an SD card for extending my SSD

I just bought a Jetdrive Lite 330 128GB SD card to extend my 256 GB SSD. I am using Ubuntu LTS 14.04. The idea is to permanently have it connected to the laptop and save some of my data on that (not ...
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Dual Boot unencrypted Windows 10 + encrypted Ubuntu 14.04

I have Windows 10 installed on my laptop and I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 in encrypted form so I can boot into a non encrypted Windows 10 or an encrypted Ubuntu 14.04. I have booted into the laptop ...
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How to set Keyboard mapping to an other region before completing boot?

I just installed Ubuntu 15.10 on a new laptop. During the installation procedure, I choose to encrypt the hard drive. But during the boot, when prompting for the password, I noticed that the ...
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Why is my mounted Private directory empty?

I set up a Private directory following this doc, and then i saw a ~/Private dir with some readme files into it. I changed the permissions in order to be able to create files there, and i moved some ...
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Using ubiquity for the Full disk encrypted install to disk on /dev/sdb instead of /dev/sda

Last week I got a brand new Dell M3800 for work with Ubuntu 14.04 preinstalled. However, since the company has a disk encryption policy I needed to reinstall Ubuntu with encryption enabled. However ...
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Full disk encryption on multiple drives; ext4 and GPT partition table; enter only 1 key

I'm looking for a tutorial (with clear steps) similar to the following article, but using ext4 and GPT partition tables. Full disk encryption with Btrfs and multiple drives in Ubuntu · Bryce ...
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Can't log in after partition recovery

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and accidentally deleted all partitions. I then used testdisk to retrieve one of the partitions, and after it finished it needed a reboot. I rebooted and now I can't unlock ...
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Keeps asking for password or passphrase after copying sshd_config and id_rsa and id_rsa.pub keys

I have recently had to reinstall ubuntu 14.04 and copied the /etc/ssh/sshd_config and all ~/.ssh/* files from the backup I had. I was hoping this would reinstate the system as it was without having to ...