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

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Mount old encrypted home

I'm aware of this post, but my problem is slightly different. I have two partitions, one with my old Ubuntu 10.04, and one with my current Ubuntu 12.04. My old home is encrypted using ecryptfs, but ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Keyring broken “Can't log into account”

So, for some reason i cant suddenly log into my main account, so i did alt+ctrl+f1 and saw the message "signature not found in user keyring perhaps try the interactive 'ecryptfs-mount-private'"
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Will upgrading 13.10 to 14.04 affect my full-disk encryption?

Will upgrading 13.10 to 14.04 affect my full-disk encryption? I just recently installed 64-bit 13.10 with full disk encryption. Will the next LTS release in April affect and/or clash with my ...
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Stuck at boot screen 12.04

I tried to install a lightdm greeter theme but after dissapointing results I chose to try gdm instead, which prety much reconfigured my desktop theme, so I chose to remove them both. Since the last ...
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Does Ubuntu employ ephemeral swap encryption keys?

When at installation the Encrypt Home Folder is checked, will the swap file get encrypted and if so, is the encryption based on ephemeral keys? A key being "ephemeral", does it mean it is redefined ...
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Lost encrpytion passphrase for external HD

So I encrypted my external HD using the "LUKS + Ext4" type on ubuntu 13.04, on this computer and on this account, a couple of weeks ago. I know the point of encryption is that you cannot retrieve the ...
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Server disk encrpytion prevents connection after SSH remote reboot

newbie here. I am running Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS on an old machine for a home server project using a static IP address. Running OpenSSH server on it enables me to connect remotely from my Windows7 ...
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How do I make a seperate partition for my home folder?

I've herd of this referred to before and would love to know the process involved. I would also like to be able to encrypt my directory’s.
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I just downloaded Ubuntu 13.10 for the first time. Upon being prompted to enter passphrase, nothing shows up in the text box!

I am brand new to Linux and decided to install Ubuntu 13.10 to my older desktop computer (compaq presario c2400wx I believe). Everything was running quite well until after I booted up. We got the ...
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LVM logical volumes do not activate on boot on 13.10

I am running an UbuntuGNOME 13.10 and I set it up without an LVM during the installation process. I am now running it with to encrypted partitions, one is containing a LVM. This all works fine, ...
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Need an easy tutorial to lock folders

In Ubuntu 13.04, I've Googled a lot to get three solutions: Rename (hidden) files starting with "." but it hides the folder, but people can access them. Cryptkeeper does not work in Ubuntu 13.04. ...
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Safe to upgrade with encrypted disks

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 Server and I have it set up with LVM and encrypted disks. Is it safe to 'do-release-upgrade' or will the disk encryption interfere with the process?
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KGpg failed to start.

My first time posting. Please forgive me if I am off the make in any fashion. SETUP: DELL UBUNTU 13:10 SITUATION: I installed KGpg and specified that the KEY are to be filed in a Truecrypt folder ...
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Lubuntu 13.10 does not boot, corrupt filesystem?

I have been using Lubuntu on my laptop for some time now, it's the first Linux based OS I have owned and I'm still not very well versed with the finer aspects of the system. A couple of days ago the ...
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encfs won't decrypt my encrypted folder - password incorrect

I use encfs to backup my data to my external hard drive. Until yesterday everything has always gone fine. Then, after formatting my internal hard drive, I needed to access data on my encrypted folder ...
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How to resize an encrypted LLVM volume and configure it to install another Linux distribution alongside Ubuntu?

I chose to install Ubuntu with a fully encrypted disk, using LLVM. How can I resize my partition so that I can install a new Linux version alongside Ubuntu? Here's my current gparted status, this is ...
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/etc/crypttab ignored on boot

I wanted to setup encryption with dm-crypt and LUKS, but I set it up manually, not during installation process (I created LUKS partition and /etc/crypttab file properly). But the encrypted partition ...
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encfs mysql datadir: Errcode: 13

I'm using encfs to encode the /var/lib/mysql data directory, but mysql returns Errcode: 13 at any attemp of create tables or databases. To do so, I moved all files to a temporary dir, created the ...
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How to fix broken upgrade on Ubuntu Server on USB thumbdrive with Encrypted LVM

Oh woes is me: I decided to do a do-release upgrade on my workstation and managed to bork my production workstation. My setup was as follows: 32GB usb key that Ubuntu Server booted from - this ...
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What XMPP Servers are available?

I am looking for an XMPP server to install on my ubuntu server, but so far couldn't find any comparisons of the pros and cons of different implementations. Is there an implementation that is a ...
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Ubiquitous Encrypted Communication [closed]

What existing ubuntu applications exist to send encrypted communications using common technologies like email, chat and VOIP?
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“The harddrive for /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not yet ready or non existent.”

Two days ago I installed the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my laptop, now I have got a big problem I cannot sort out, even by reading and checking what some of you stated in the explanations. Problem: (Its in ...
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CryptKeeper icon doesn't show up in the tray? [closed]

I'm trying to encrypt a folder, but the CryptKeeper icon doesn't show up in the tray. I'm not sure why. I've tried changing the whitlist to "all", but that didn't work. How do I get CryptKeeper to ...
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Cryptkeeper no longer recognizes the encfs folders on my portable drive

I have a portable USB hard drive that contains several encfs folders, which I manage using Cryptkeeper. Yesterday I upgraded my desktop machine to Ubuntu 12.10, and today I find that Cryptkeeper ...
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How to encrypt a single folder on my external hard drive?

I'd like to encrypt a single folder in my external hard drive. Which GUI software should I use?
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Is enabling TRIM on an encrypted SSD a security risk?

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.10 on an SSD drive using the "encrypt the new Ubuntu installation for security" option. I wanted to enable TRIM, so was following the guide provided here. One step says ...
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How do I encrypt files after skipping the option during installation?

I need to encrypt some files on my machine. I did not select the option do encrypt my home folder at installation, but since there was an option to do so I am guessing that Ubuntu has some inbuilt ...
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Is there a way to encrypt my files without full disk encryption

I want to encrypt my files and folders without full disk encryption and encrypted volumes. Can anyone help me?
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Recover files in 12.04 version (encrypted)

I have a Ubuntu system installed with 12.04 version in which to start after some time the screen turns black. This happened after an upgrade. So I thought about running live-cd and recover my files to ...
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How can we enable dm crypt keeping existing data onto the disk?

Is there any way to enable dm crypt; keeping the existing data onto the disk partition?
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Encrypted home folder and programs working while screen is locked?

Is the home folder encrypted while the screen is locked and what happens with programs running in the background that need to access it if it is?
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Encrypted home partition + encrypted swap + working hibernate

I would like to set up disk encryption on Ubuntu 13.10 such that I have plain / encrypted /home partition encrypted swap partition working hibernation and resume As these requirements suggest, ...
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What's the best practice for backing up encrypted Ubuntu home dir?

After installing Ubuntu 12.04 and electing to encrypt my entire home directory, I am now wondering what the best way would be to back up the data here. I backed up the rest of my file system with ...
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Note app with android client, tree structure and encryption? Seems like there isn't one for linux?

I'm looking for note taking (evernote like) program that - has android client compatible with it's db - offers tree structure and preview of the note in the same window (tomboy would have been perfect ...
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Basket Note Pads password and encryption doesn't work at all, is it just me?

When I right click and set password for a note, it accepts it, but then it never asks for it again. And the option to encrypt it with private key is grayed out. Both options are advertised on their ...
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18 billion GB extended partition showing in GParted - how was this done?

And what does it mean - exactly? And - although I strongly suspect it's not the drive's fault and also that there isn't one - anyone know how to return drives to their original geometric state ...
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Encryption problem with Chromium

I recently re-installed Chromium web browser. Upon starting 'er up, the error box that appears says; `"Didn't sign in to Chromium," And the mouse click then takes me to the login page where after i ...
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Unsafe swap space detected

So I had a Ubuntu 13.04 installation and I had encrypted my hard drive while I was doing installation. I was playing around and mistakenly deleted all the partitions, now I downloaded lUbuntu 13.10 ...
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What sort of encryption is used? [duplicate]

What encryption is used in a default Ubuntu full hard drive encryption and is it possible to specify another?
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grub-efi-amd64-signed failed on LUKS encrypted disk

Am I doing something wrong installing using LUKS in dual boot? I've got a dual boot system with Win 8 installed, I'm re-installing ubuntu 13.10 along side to enable full disk encryption, following ...
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MP3 Tag editing with an encrypted home directory

Why can MP3 tag editors not access my encrypted home directory? I've tried EasyTAG, puddletag, and MP3 Diags... It seems to be a permission issue, but Banshee can play/edit my music files no ...
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Changed the user password, but now I can't access my encrypted folder

I changed my user password, but now I can't enter my encrypted folder when I login, I need to type ecryptfs-mount-private and type in the old password. I changed it from System Tools->Users and ...
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How does user access for full disk encryption work?

When installing Ubuntu 12.10 and higher you get an option to encrypt the entire drive (not just the home directory). What encryption mechanism is used for this, and what kind of access permissions are ...
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How do I encrypt my drive during installation?

How do I encrypt my drive on ubuntu? I was told that during the installation there would be an option to encrypt my drive, this was never offered.
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Easy Method to Encrypt a 500GB portable USB drive with True Crypt?

I have a 500GB portable USB drive with about 111GB free space. I followed the steps to make a container on the drive and set the container size to 500GB. I selected AES+Twofish+Serpent for the ...
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Unable to install busybox-initramfs

I tried to install 13.10 Server to 2x3TB HDD with the following partioning (RAID1 + encrypted root and home) 2 times to following: 256MB EFI-Boot 500MB /boot RAID1 0,95TB / RAID1+encrypted 2TB ...
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Upgrade Ububtu 12.04 x86 to x64 on a LUKS encrypted HardDisk

I want to install Ubuntu x64 without having to back-up everything to an external drive. What would be the necessary steps to mount the encrypted hard-disk during the installation? The rest should ...
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WICD WPA2-PEAP connection without domain

I'm having trouble connecting to my school's wifi. It uses WPA2-PEAP and TKIP. The instructions for connecting tell me to leave the domain field blank and just enter my user name and password. This ...
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Black screen after installing Ubuntu 13.10 from USB (Encryption used)

I am attempting to install Ubuntu 13.10 encrypted, but I am having trouble doing so. Steps followed to reproduce problem: Boot from a Live USB made with the UUI from Pendrivelinux.com. This same ...