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How to resize an ext4 encrypted home partition?

Which is the best way in order to resize an encrypted (ecryptfs) ext4 home partition ? Pros nad Cons of each method are greatly appreciated. $ fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 256.1 GB, 256060514304 bytes ...
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0answers
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What are ECRYPTFS_FNEK_ENCRYPTED files and folders for?

I've moved my home folder from an old to a new computer using this HowTo. The old machine was running Xubuntu 11.10 the new is running Ubuntu 12.04 64bit. On both machines the users where created ...
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2answers
530 views

How to script a mount command involving a dm-crypt / luks volume

I am trying to make a script that will mount an encrypted volume (dm-crypt / luks) with a password that is passed as argument to that script. My trouble is that I can't find a way to make that script ...
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1answer
105 views

No Encrypt button

I have noticed that for a while now there has been no button in Nautilus to encrypt something since either 11.10 or 11.04 but now I need to encrypt something and it hasn't reappeared.
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Sharing my home folders with other users on the same PC

After reviewing similar questions on the same subject Im still none the wiser. I want to share my music, pictures and video folders with other users on my pc. I am using 11.10 and will be upgrading ...
2
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1answer
630 views

Does the guided encrypted LVM option encrypt swap on 11.10?

After a bit of googling I still haven't managed to find a clear answer to this. If you use the guided encrypted LVM install option from the Ubuntu 11.10 Alternate cd (I think it's option 3), does it ...
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1answer
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Full Disk Encryption with LUKS: auto mount second volume

TrueCrypt on Windows can auto mount volumes that use the same passphrase as the boot volume. You enter the passphrase only once. Is there a way to do this with LUKS? Background: I'm currently ...
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2answers
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How to change the password of a encrypted LVM system (done with the alternate Installation)?

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 with the alternate CD and encrypted the whole system (except boot) with the encrypted LVM. Everything works great as before, but I would like to change the password of the ...
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2answers
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Encrypted NTFS folders and Ubuntu

I have about 100 GB folder on a NTFS partition that I would like to make inaccessible in Ubuntu. TrueCrypt is not an option as there's only 5 GB of free space and there's no way to create large enough ...
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1answer
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Accessing Encrypted Home Folder / Return to Login Screen

I been having problems with ubuntu, in that I can reach the login screen, but when I enter my password it comes up with a black screen with some text and takes me back to the login screen - I can ...
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6answers
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Is there a way to password protect individual folders?

Let's say that I have a folder, within my Documents folder, that has files I want no one to access without a password. Is there a way to lock down that folder so that it's password protected / ...
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2answers
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Get Kingston DataTraveler Locker+ working under Ubuntu 11.10

I have procured a 16GB Kingston DataTraveler Locker+ USB 2.0 memory stick with 256-bit AES Hardware Based Encryption. The official manual confirms that Linux is unsupported, but I wondered if there ...
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2answers
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Encrypting Files and folder through terminal

I am new to part of encryption on Ubuntu . Is there any way to encrypt files and folder with password from terminal ? without using truecrypt or cryptkeeper etc.
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0answers
440 views

Encrypted LVM - bad password or options [closed]

I've deployed a number of laptops to our staff with encrypted LVM. I've used the alternative CD, whole disk & guided partitioning. This is the second laptop that came back to me with the same ...
4
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2answers
276 views

How do I test for TrueCrypt?

I'm fairly certain my Ubuntu 11.10 install has truecrypt for my home directory, but how can I check. Preferably without rebooting into a live disk install?
2
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2answers
348 views

What is the best way to create secure/encrypted system?

I want to set up a development machine. Since during the development there might be some sensitive data I will have to work on - intellectual property is the main issue. I would like to have a ...
1
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1answer
1k views

How can I run a unlock.exe file to decrypt a Western Digital hard disk?

As I'm a first time user I doesn't how to use Ubuntu 11.10. Before my OS installation I backed up all the files in a Western Digital hard disk which is password protected. After I finished my ...
2
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1answer
227 views

How to get a encrypted folder with passphrase

I have some data that I want to encrypt in a single folder. I only need it rarely, so I would like to be asked for a pass phrase every time. Preferably I could still back up the folder encrypted, and ...
2
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3answers
751 views

I cannot create a user with an encrypted homedir

In previous versions of Ubuntu you could create users with encrypted partition from the "User Accounts" GUI utility. Now this option is absent from Ubuntu 11.10 (oneiric). How can you create a user ...
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1answer
1k views

What's the maximum filename length in encrypted ext4 partition?

I'm using a two-partition setup with ubuntu (one partition for the system, one for my home directories). Until now I had an ext3 formatted home partition, which I'm currently trying to migrate to an ...
2
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1answer
3k views

Why is this in my fstab /dev/mapper/cryptswap1?

With my new Ubuntu 11.10, I have, I was not able to hibernate my system. When I checked if I have alloted enough swap space, I found the following lines in my fstab. # swap was on /dev/sda7 during ...
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1answer
2k views

How do you encrypt and decrypt files using your keychain?

Remember this little guy over here? He's no longer with us in Ubuntu 11.10. Now, a friend's sent me an encrypted file using a public key I think I have the key fore in my keychain. How can I ...
2
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1answer
299 views

Dash not searching files [closed]

Unity's Dash is not searching files that I have opened before, only Applications. Neither Global nor Files lenses are showing any results. In then Files lens, I can view most recent documents, but ...
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1answer
2k views

Why has seahorse-plugins been removed?

I've been encrypting and decrypting files and folder using nautilus and the seahorse-plugins package for the past few Ubuntu releases. It appears that seahorse-plugins is no longer available in ...
2
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1answer
778 views

Is it possible to use auto-login in Lightdm even with encrypted home?

Configuring the auto-login in lightdm is possible as answered here. I tried but, still I'm not able to auto-login. It seems as I haven't configured auto-login. Is this because my home folder is ...
3
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2answers
365 views

Use keyfile for encrypted swap [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 using the alternate CD and set up an ecrypted root and swap partition. Now, during boot, I have to enter a password for the root and a passwort for the swap partitition. I ...
2
votes
1answer
390 views

Help me understand sizing of encrypted home partition

I installed 11.10 on my laptop choosing to encrypt home directory. Now, when I use disk usage analyzer I get this picture: Total fs capacity is reported correctly as 40.1GB. However inside home ...
5
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1answer
571 views

Will I be able to install Full-Disk Encryption with the Live CD installer? [closed]

I'm looking forward to installing Oneiric. But I need to have full-disk encryption. I, along with over 6,800 other Ubuntu users, have been patiently waiting for the Live CD Installer to gain the ...
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1answer
478 views

encrypted /home won't decrypt after upgrade to 11.10

I did a clean install of beta 2 10.11 and pointed the install to my /home which is on a separate partition. I also checked encrypt home. Once installed, my documents folder is "empty" but there is ...