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

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Won't boot (drop to busybox) after kernel upgrade (with encrypted disks)

I have two systems - a 14.04.03 LTS and 16.04 LTS, both of which are not booting after recent kernel upgrades. Any help would be appreciated - I'm no expert, but it seems to me like the new kernel ...
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GnuPG generating public/private key pair where public key and Private key are same and not different

I want to generate GnuPG public private key pairs. I have gpg and not gpg2 installed.So I went to terminal and did: gpg --gen-key output: Please select what kind of key you want: (1) RSA and ...
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How to move GRUB from the MBR to another partition?

So, I'm fairly new to Ubuntu. My current set-up is dual booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu, what I want to do is move the GRUB from the MBR to another partition so I can encrypt the Windows 10 partition ...
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Encrypt folders with a nice gui

I am currently using encfs 1.7.4 with gnome encfs manager 1.8.17 to encrypt my confidential files. This manager has quite a nice gui that allows me to quickly mount available (previously mounted) ...
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Why is ubuntu installer failing to create and mount encrypted partitions?

Before running ubuntu 16.04 installer I made myself a simple partitioning scheme for encrypted home, encrypted /, and encrypted swap. After selecting the proper settings in the "installation type" ...
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Where do I store my private keys?

I have one GPG Personal key, two SSH RSA keys, and one Machine Owner Key. What would be the best way to keep them safe if I don't want to take them off my hard drive?
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Why I can't login without a password in my encrypted account?

I have an encrypted disk, and I get asked for a password before reaching the login prompt, then again to log in. As I have only a single user account, the password to which is the same as my disk ...
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Will my Ubuntu still work when I move my encrypted SSD to a replacement laptop?

I might have to replace my laptop that's running Ubuntu 16.04 from its SSD. The drive is encrypted, and so is the home directory. If I get a replacement laptop of the same model I would expect just to ...
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Lost Password in Ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 16.04, encrypted home directory. Jotted down system info including password, etc., in a document which will presumably be in /home/mike/somewhere. Hadn't printed the file to ...
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Open LUKS encrypted disk with only password

My PC has 2 disks: SSD: Ubuntu with LUKS encryption HDD: My files with LUKS encryption (same password) I installed new Ubuntu on SSD and now I want to open my HDD in it but when I enter password ...
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Scrambled phonecalls on bluetooth car kit using Ubuntu phone

All right so I have a problem using my phone in combination with my Bluetooth car kit. What I can do: Connect to car kit Listen to music See my contacts See my incoming/outgoing/missed calls list ...
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Encryption failed and unable to wipe hard drive

My encryption failed on one of my laptops; now it believes the caps lock is on, and the arrow keys don't work. My only option looks like*Ubuntu in GNU GRUB. I have a CD to nuke it and a bootable USB w/...
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terminal access and swap issue on lubuntu 16.04 install on HP mini 1000

My goal is to install an encrypted Lubuntu partition on my HP mini. I am trying to install Lubuntu 16.04 i386 (downloaded direct from ubuntu.com), onto an HP mini 1000 (model 1116NR with 16GB ...
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How to install Ubuntu onto an OS X bootable and encrypted USB stick?

Im trying for now 3 days to install Ubuntu Desktop on an encrypted USB stick that is bootable by OS X. Preface: I tried it several times, destroyed 3 OS X installations, x Ubuntu installations and ...
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Booting with splash (Plymouth) only asks for one password, but multiple without spash?

OS: Ubuntu 16.04 desktop Kernel: 4.4.0-22-generic /: luks encryption, ext4 /home: 2 drives, luks encryption, zfs mirrored I'm interested what Plymouth does that causes this behavior. Basically I ...
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Is cryptsetup required to unlock fully encrypted disk?

I was running into an issue after upgrading from 14.04 to 16.04. Following an answer, I ran in the root shell: apt-get remove plymouth Yet cryptsetup requires plymouth and it would have been ...
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Boot issues on Lenovo ThinkPad T520

I've recently installed 16.04 x64 on this laptop I received. Installation worked fine, installed with disk encryption. First few boots are problem free, but it has started to randomly have this issue ...
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Whe choosing full disk encryption at installation, what method does Ubuntu use to erase the unused parts of the drive?

Does anyone know how Ubuntu secure erases the drive as part of encrypted installation? I have this doubt that if the majority of the disk is zeroed, one might be able to predict the contents of parts ...
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Help to recover personal files from encrypted Home folder, Im on USB live USB

I need help to recover my files from "Home" in an encrypted partition with Ubunu 14.02 (I went with the encryption option from the installation). I couldn't boot normally on that system (normally ...
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Grub 2 crypto modules prompt issue

I am using grub2 on an mbr disk (not EFI) to boot Xubuntu 16.04. I have sort of a specialized setup, as follows: /dev/sda - MBR - Grub2 installed /dev/sda1 - ext2 - /mnt/boot /dev/sda2 - extended ...
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Full disc encryption key

When selecting a full disc encryption during install ubuntu encrypts the disc, but never offers option to set enc. key? Is this done automatically? Also when enc. passphrase is later changed what ...
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Pre-Login launch of Synergy in encrypted form

I can't find any answer how to start encrypted synergy connection pre and post login screen of my Linux installation. I can run unencrypted connection when I set my server to use non-encrypted ...
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Cannot reboot or poweroff Ubuntu 16.04

Ubuntu 16.04 kernel 4.5.4-040504-generic Whenever I try to reboot or power off I receive: Failed to power off system via logind: Transaction is destructive. This began at the same time that I ...
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How do I update shadow file password hashes after changing the encryption method?

I had gone through with this link. Suppose my current-encr is SHA-512, SHA-256, or another, the password hash would be stored (in /etc/shadow) of the user based on the current encr and would use ...
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Installing Ubuntu 16.04 with home encryption on a NVMe SSD

On a Thinkpad X1 Carbon 4th Generation installing Ubuntu 16.04 with home encryption enabled I ran into the same problem as described here: After new Ubuntu 15.04 installation, startup asks for ...
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Why enter passphrase for cryptswap?

After some moving of partitions, my Ubuntu Mate still boots, but strangely it asks for a passphrase for the cryptswap1 volume. I don’t enter anything and hit enter and it works. As I understand it, ...
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Decrypt home directory using mount pasphrase - files still encrypted

I am trying to recover data from an Ubuntu installation with an encrypted home directory mounted on a separate partition /dev/sda1. I don't have the login passphrase, but I do have the original mount ...
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Asus E200H, keyboard does not work for entering encryption password

For the disk encryption password, I cannot type anything and the keyboard/mouse doesn't work. I've tried the options i8042.nomux=1 i8042.reset to no luck. With the option nosplash, I see this: [ ...
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Can't restore encrypted backup created with 10.04's deja-dup on 14.04 [closed]

I ran a Deja-Dup backup on an Ubuntu 10.04 LTS machine. It was an older version of Deja-Dup that came with 10.04 LTS. I password protected it. Then I installed 14.04.3 LTS Trusty Tahr from the 'Try ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 full disk encryption

I would like to use full disk encryption on the existing installed ubuntu 14.04 machine, please guide me on how I can achieve that. Regards, Kranthi
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Can (or should) a script perform a login?

I have a nightly process that SFTPs files from a Windows server to our Unbuntu server (12.04.5 LTS) using my username and login. A script is setup via cron (sudo crontab -e) runs later to copy those ...
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Common protected (Encrypted) partition for both Windows and Ubuntu

I have installed Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04 on my hard drive. I like to encrypt a common partition which will be available for both Windows and Ubuntu. When I was using Windows as my only Operating ...
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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 ...