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

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Fresh install encrypted all my data

I was runing an old version of ubuntu (15.10) and I decided to perform a fresh install of the last LTS version 16.04. Under 15.10, I had a user (rz) with all my personnal data. I installed the 16....
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Recovering home partition in 15.10 on computer that fails to boot successfully

I have an encrypted home directory on a computer that fails to boot into 15.10. It just takes me to initramfs. I'm wondering how to recover these files. I was thinking of simply installing a fresh ...
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black screen on Ubuntu 16.04

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04 from 15.10. When I restarted the system, it came up with a black screen. After searching around, I determined that the problem was with the lack of a proper ...
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Enter passphrase for disc “cryptswap1” turning off failed

I have Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 and I just want to remove entering the passphrase for disc after booting. I used this answer for do it, but now my computer do not want to start. Thanks for help in advance.
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Dual Boot Ubuntu 16.04 w/ Full Disk Encryption + Win10 not encrypted (separate HDDs) Help

EDIT: Making this question a lot simpler. Hello everyone, I have 4 HDDs: 60GB SSD 500GB HDD - Win10 installed 1 TB HDD (x2) As you can see, the 500GB HDD has Win10 installed on it. The other ...
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How is Ubuntu 16.04's Whole-Media Encryption done?

I would like to have an Encrypted whole-media Persistent Live USB Ubuntu 16.04. I can create a persistent live Ubuntu 16.04 as described in the thread How to Make Persistent Live Ubuntu of 16.04? ...
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How do I add myself back in sudo group in Encrypted HDD of 16.04 with Strict Security Policies?

I know the threads How do I add myself back as a sudo user?, Mounting encrypted LUKS partition from Live CD, ... This thread is about how to add a sudo user back without root and other strict security ...
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Freshly installed Ubuntu boots into initramfs

a few days ago I installed Linux Mint but had no luck getting wifi working so I switched over to Kubuntu. Everything was working fine and finally after some days of tweaking I had everything setup ...
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Do WD HDDs work with Linux?

I'm planning on my first pc build and have decided to use a WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB as hard drive. I've heard someone say that this drive had an encryption that made it useless with Linux. Is this true, ...
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Can I create a hidden encrypted operating system?

I was planning to use TrueCrypt to create a hidden encrypted OS. Unfortunately, after I installed Ubuntu 14.02 and installed Truecrypt 7.1a, I realised that Ubuntu doesn't support the encryption of a ...
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Dual boot encryption

I want to encrypt my dual boot system. New installation (not installed now) of ubuntu with standard encryption and current windows system with veracrypt. My problem is that i can only create 4 primary ...
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How much extra storage space does eCryptFS use?

I'm thinking of using eCryptFS, but I wanted to know how much more disk space is used.
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Select PGP signature key in KMail

I have just generated a new PGP key pair with KGpg. I want to use the key for signing and encrypting mails. I have done that before without problems ... now it no longer works. Either I have made a ...
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How do I preseed encrypting just the root partition?

I have 3 partitions: EFI (/boot/efi), boot (/boot) and root (/). I want to encrypt just /. I can do this manually via the installer, but I want to preseed it. How do I define it? My (non-encrypted) ...
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Changed password - now can't login to my account (full disk encyption + encrypted home folder)

So I'm running Ubuntu 15.10. I have full disk encryption setup and an encrypted home folder, I realize this is stupid but I didn't realize what I choose when I set it up and never bothered to try and ...
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Installing in encrypted partition under EFI boot

I've been googleing for a bit and can not find an answer yet Im from a FreeBSD background, so you will have to forgive me a little I am trying to dual boot FreeBSD and Ubuntu I want to set up a ...
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Remove Bitlocker encryption on Ubuntu 16.04

How to access bitlocker encrypted drive in Ubuntu 16.04? Dislocker utility worked in 14.04 but a package which dislocker depends libpolarssl is missing in 16.04. Is there any workaround or any other ...
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Lubuntu 16.04LTS can't install because of unencrypted swap

I have now been struggling for days trying to install Lubuntu 16.04LTS. I have a 1.5TB drive and a 2TB drive. The 2TB drive fails consistently saying it cannot close the drive. Perhaps there is ...
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Recovering an Encrypted Home Partition Overwritten by LUKS

After aborting a recent installation attempt of Ubuntu 16.04 (which I've since installed without a separate home partition), I discovered that my existing encrypted home partition is no longer ...
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Ubuntu doesn't prompt for disk password when booting

I have an Arch partition installed on a LVM volume. It corresponding physical volume is in an encrypted partition (I used cryptsetup to do this). I installed Ubuntu Studio 15.10 in another logical ...
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How to use TRIM on encrypted home folder

I've installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. During the installation, I've checked 'encrypted home' but home folder is in the same partition as the root (i.e in '/'). I know that the usage of TRIM on LUKS devices ...
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Support for psafe3 on ubuntu-touch?

The psafe file format for providing an encrypted password database has been an essential tool to me for several years. One of the best things about this is the wide number of platforms where ports ...
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USB Security by Encrypt.com - where do i purchase this ap? (The instructions say it has never been hacked?)

I have a Lexar usb stick with Encrypt technology. Lexar said I had to purchase for like $12.99 software to use the USB stick, as it is so good apparently that it has never been hacked according to ...
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How does FDE (Full Disk Encryption) work so quickly?

I'm curious about how does Ubuntu's full disk encryption works under the hood. Here's an example: Considering the following string as all the disk's content: hello world After applying some kind ...
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Remove bitlocker encryption using ubuntu

I can access the drive using dislocker but I want to remove the encryption. I have migrated from Windows 10 to ubuntu 14.04 so I can't remove it using Windows.
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How to use snapshots with BTRFS in Ubuntu along with a separate HOME partition

My goal is to make snapshots while upgrading software. I installed Ubuntu in LVM partitioning with a separate HOME partition in another HDD formatted in XFS ("/" in BTRFS), but I'm trying to follow ...
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Boot without password, but still have encrypted partitions

I'm trying to set up a server with encrypted (and non-encrypted) partitions, but would prefer not to need physical access to reboot it (it being a server and all). Is there a way to set up the ...
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How can I encrypt my pendrive with password? [duplicate]

In windows 7 or windows 8, I can use BitLocker Drive Encryption to encrypt and set a password in my pendrive but i am unable to access files of my pendrive in Ubuntu. Is there is any method to ...
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Lost system after update

I know similar subject was in forum not once, but answers which I found did not solve my problem. I have Netbook Lenovo S10-3 (old and slow) I was using Kubuntu for a long time, but about 2 weeks ago ...
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Write edited contents of file to stdout

I need a visual text editor that can be used as follows - the example will not work but illustrates the point. gpg2 -d x.gpg | gedit -w - | gpg2 -e -o x.gpg This command will allow me to decrypt a ...
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Cloning Encrypted SSD to larger SSD

I currently have a 128GB SSD. Its using encryption that comes with Ubuntu. What's the best way to clone this to another SSD that's bigger and then expand the partition to be bigger to fit this new ...
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Encrypted SSD - Disk usage

I have a SSD in my laptop, only a small one 128GB. Its also encrypted. I am running out of space, used something like 99.1% of space. When I try to check the disk usage I can only see the encrypted ...
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Need to reinstall/repair after backup from 14 to 15.10

My Ubuntu broke when I was upgrading to 15.10. I can still boot it up and login but only in console mode. startx brings up a broke desktop environment. sudo apt-get upgrade etc does not work either. ...
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Encrypted USB stick, unrecognized file system?

Good morning, I'm in need of assistance in creating an encrypted usb drive. I used the format LUKS+EXT4 option, now when I plug in the drive I'm asked for the passphrase but then I get a warning ...
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How to create an encrypted folder in 2016 with Ubuntu 15.04

I'm trying to setup an encrypted folder (an encrypted partition would do as well) in my laptop powered by Ubuntu 15.04. I've found plenty of guides around, but I'm having hard time in figuring out ...
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Reinstall grub to “/” (encrypted) possible? And to make it primary?

After many many years out of linux, I decided to install Ubuntu 16.04 on a spare HDD I had. My system has 3 HDDs: sata0 -> 3TB Chameleon Boot Loader / Mac OS X [sda] sata1 -> 3TB winloader / win7 (...
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16.04 Nvidia proprietary driver problems

On 16.04 xubuntu fresh install, I have an Nvidia Gtx 980 and an apple 30" 2560x1600 display, after installing proprietary nvidia drivers, I get two problems, the first, I can't log in during the ...
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“sudo ecryptfs-recover-private” gives “find: ‘/run/user/1000/gvfs’: Permission denied” after botched (?) upgrade

EDIT 1: I reinstalled 16.04 having booted through the CD but with the HDD installed, now I can read the "readme.txt" and I can click on the "access-your-private-data.desktop" and it seems to run for a ...
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dd command failed!

I have a peculiar problem. I had a blackberry I used to encrypt the files and now I can't seem to remove the (encryption) password from the card. It always asks for the password when I put the card in ...
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Encrypted LVM partitioning

All I want to do is install an ubuntu based distro (Backbox 4.5.1) with the following configuration: 200mb primary partition for /boot encrypted LVM that contains: 30gb for / 8gb for /swap and the ...
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How to recover lost password to unlock /home/? [duplicate]

I was asked to help extract data from an Ubuntu computer which has its home directory encrypted. Is there a way to extract the passphrase etc. in order to access the home directory?
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Can we make a folder and its contents remain locked for certain times of the day and unlocked for the rest of the time?

Suppose I have a Games folder. I don't want to waste my time on games. So is there someway that the folder remains inaccessible for most of the day, and only becomes accessible for say 3 hours after ...
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Can't copy files/make folders in new Truecrypt volume

I recently purchased a new external harddrive, and created a new partition on it. Then, I created a Truecrypt volume on the partition. However, it seems that the volume was created incorrectly: when ...
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FDE: can't enter passphrase with wireless keyboard 14.04 LTS

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with full disk encryption. My problem is that I am unable to enter the passphrase for the encryption with my wireless Logitech keyboard, and have to plug in an ...
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How to change /home to a new encrypted LVM partition

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and chose the option to remove all and set an encrypted LVM(I have a backup of all my data). I have 1 SSD(/dev/sda) and 1 HDD(/dev/sdb). What the installer did: It set ...
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Bitlocker-encrypted Windows and LUKS-encypted Xubuntu in Dual Boot

Company policies instruct me to use a Bitlocker encrypted Windows 10 (No turning off Secure Boot), but I also use Linux, which has to be LUKS encrypted. Now I need to set this system up for Dual-Boot ...
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How can I encrypt my Ubuntu partition?

I have Windows 10 and Ubuntu. I want to know how to encrypt the Ubuntu partition so no malware can jump from windows.
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Ubuntu 15.10 crypt disk not booting to desktop after successful login

Hello i started with usb install 14-.04 lts and full disk was before that with windows 7/ upgradingto 15.10 reboot and ask for sda5crypt and drops to busy box bin.sh shell . i have GNU grub 2.2 ...
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Encrypting of /etc/shadow file

When I add a user by -useradd command, if I go to /etc/shadow the password isn't encrypted, and therefore I cannot login to that user. How can I encrypt that password in shadow file?
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Setting Up TPM on Intel NUC running Ubuntu 14.04.1-Desktop-amd64.iso

I am trying to secure data on an Intel NUC DE3815TYHE. It has a TPM Module on it and I have been searching to find if anyone has successfully done this on a NUC. I have set it up for Secure Boot in ...