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

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Opening True Crypt volumes and files. 14.x

I have two drives in my computer. One boots Win7 the other Ubuntu 14. I have external USB drives with banking and other data that are encrypted with truecrypt. I don't want to use BitLocker and have ...
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Can't access backup data

I just reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04 on my computer. Prior to reinstallation, I booted from a live CD and copied my home folder to an external HDD. But now I have two new problems. I am unable to copy the ...
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How can i access my encrypted hard drive on another pc?

My ubuntu pc collapsed and i turned my internal hard drive to an external usb hard drive. After a lot of trying i ended up with a live usb on my laptop and after i enabled universe repositories and ...
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lvscan not listing logical volume

I am trying to recover data from another disk which has lvm. I have booted from another disk, and I can see the disk - Even if I luksOpen it, I get - In either case lvscan or vgs or pvs do not ...
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How to make hibernation work again on 15.10 after disabling encrypted swap

on my clean install of Xubuntu 15.10 I am unable to make hibernation work, although it's been working on my laptop successfully since 11.10 or so. The only thing changed is that I have selected ...
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Set up removable media as automatic decrypt key

I have a ton of floppy disks and was thinking I might be able to put them to use. My computer has a floppy drive and I was thinking I could set up different floppy drives as different automatic "keys" ...
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Is it possible to enable paste in the pin entry in thunderbird?

As Evolution does not support TLS Client Certificate Authentication, I have switched to using Thunderbird. I also use gpg encryption. As my pgp pin is rather long, I store it in a password manager. ...
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how to prevent kleopatra (or other openpgp tools) from storing your key passphrases

I am trying to use kleopatra to encrypt not just messages but files as well. I have noticed that when decrypting a file, it no longer asks me for the key's pass-phrase. Presumably because the ...
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upgrading from a 256gb ssd drive to a bigger one

My laptop came with a 256gb SSD disk. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on it and activated the disk encryption when I installed it (as far as I know you can't disable it afterwards, can I?) Anyway I don't ...
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Can not play encrypted DVDs, already installed ubuntu restricted extras

Hi I can not play dvds on Xubuntu 14.04. In Parole I get the error: "GStreamer backend error, Could not read DVD. This may be because the DVD is encrypted and a DVD decryption library is not ...
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How do I mount an eCryptFS encrypted partition on login?

I want to mount my old encrypted home partition when I login to my new installation. The homes use Ubuntu default encryption (eCryptFS). Both my old and new installation use the same password. How can ...
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Encryption help

I messed up my system the other night and after going through all avenues, I decided I'll make a back up of my data and just re-install. I have mounted my encrypted drive before but now I am faced ...
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When using dualboot, can Windows 10 access files on my Ubuntu encrypted partition?

If I am using dual boot (GRUB2) from 1 physical hard disk, would be Windows 10 and/or the software on the Windows 10 partition (including malware and viruses) be able to access the my encrypted Ubuntu ...
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installing (L)ubuntu 15.10 with ext4 native encryption on entire partition

I want to install (L)ubuntu from scratch and use ext4 native encryption to encrypt entire partition from root directory "/" down to the last file and have on that same partition installed the ...
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How to fix corrupted permissions inside encfs encrypted folder

I manage and mount a encrypted folder with Gnome encfs manager and it worked for years. Suddenly it seems like the files or permissions inside were corrupted. Mounting works as usual on terminal as ...
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cryptsetup: Number Pad doesn't work

When entering the password at the cryptsetup prompt, the numberpad does not function correctly. It enters multiple characters instead of numbers. Toggling numlock does not change this behavior. The ...
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Impossible to boot on encrypted root partition after 15.10 upgrade

Since I upgraded my system to 15.10 it freezes just after I type and validate the root partition password: EFI Boot Grub2 Panel System ask password for the root partition User type and press Enter ...
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Is log-in back into (encrypted) installation possible?

Here is 15.04 with encrypted home-partition and because of system-d I was kicked out of gdm and then I was not able to log-in back into desktop. So then I changed the password to an empty password ...
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How to fix non-working USB (keyboard, mouse) after grub menu for full-disk encrypted installation?

I have a freshly installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell E5450. The hard disk is fully encrypted on installation. The laptop's keyboard is working fine, yet I have trouble when trying an external USB ...
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Can ecryptfs login and mount passphrases be changed?

Consulting the Internet documentation and the UNIX manpages of ecryptfs, I found a bit confusing the random use of login and mount passphrases, wrapping and wrapped passphrases. For instance, from ...
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ecryptfs and login passphrase vs mount passphrase

I installed ecryptfs-utils and used it to create a Private encrypted folder in my home directory. During creation of Private encrypted folder I was asked for a login passphrase and a mount ...
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Decrypt home folder on login, not on boot

I have encrypted my home directory and am prompted for the passphrase on boot, to decrypt the volume. The problem with this approach is that boot is blocked till somebody (usually me) has physical ...
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Upgrade to 15.10 fouled SDA5_crypt

TLDR: upgrade to 15.10 from 15.04 appears to have altered my access to sda5 encrypted system. Ubuntu recognises the password as correct, but fails to access. Ultimately, I'd like to be able to access ...
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Gnome Disks is crashing when creating encrypted partition

In Ubuntu 15.10, I have a second hard-drive and I'm trying to create an encrypted partition using the included GUI for partitioning disks. But upon doing that Gnome Disks is crashing. This is a clean ...
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Setting AuthorizedKeysFile value causes ssh failure?

Upon rebooting my ubuntu machine remotely over ssh, I was no longer able to ssh to that machine. It was suggested that this was due to my home directory being encrypted with the authorized_keys ...
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Minor malformation in cryptdisks_start text formatting

I am not sure if this is a bug or if I am missing packages, but since Ubuntu 15.10 I have two minor problems with cryptdisks_start: * crypt (starting).. Unlocking the disk /dev/sda3 (crypt)\nEnter ...
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Screen stays blank if I boot after a shutdown. It only works every second time after a hard reset

I upgraded von 15.04 to 15.10 and since then I am experiencing a boot problemn: Reboot works. When I boot the screen stays 100% blank. Not even the purple Ubuntu background colour comes up. When I ...
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Ubunut 14.04 Full Disk Encryption Problem Booting?

When full disk and free space encrypted computer does not boot-- just sits in power saving mode blank screen ? It does not work --- this is dell device---? Veracrypt etc fine but not this ...
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Let LVM+LUKS volume grow over new drive or RAID?

I would like to extend the storage capacity on my Ubuntu server by adding more drives. I'm currently using LVM+LUKS on my server so I'm having some difficulty understanding how I may add my new ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 changed gpg

I just updated to Ubuntu 15.10 and now I can't do pgp encryptions for my E-mails with the Thunderbird add-on, enigmail. I also tried to encrypt using the Evolution email client, but that doesn't work ...
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Any chance of repairing a broken LUKS encrypted SD?

Is there any way of repairing a broken LUKS encrypted SD card? When I try to mount under Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 in Nautilus, it gives me this error message: Error mounting /dev/dm-1 at ...
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How can I install and set up a second Ubuntu install to use my existing home partition as it's home folder?

I want to install a second distribution of Ubuntu 15.10 this one with gnome. I need to be able to use my encrypted home partition from my existing kde 15.10 install. How can I install and set my new ...
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Manage passwords in Chromium --> security risk?

I realized that in Chromium (and also Chrome) for Linux it is possible to see all saved passwords in clear text. That seems a bit strange to me... after a short research I found out that it is not ...
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Editor to open binary files?

I have a binary file called qkey - when I try to open it with gedit, I get an error telling me that the file is in an unknown format. Is this due to possible encryption? (it is a game stats file ...
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Dell Latitude E7450 cant write disk encryption password A7 password

After the upgrade to A7 BIOS on my Dell Latitude E7450 running Ubuntu 15.04 the disk encryption screen is no longer working. Nothing happens on screen when it prompts me for password to unlock ...
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Connecting to eduroam with CA certs

I have been around on every forum I could find and nothing helped me. I'm running Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon and I cannot figure out how to connect my computer for the life of me. I have tried this ...
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SWAP partition on LVM encrypted installation not mounting

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and checked on the LVM encrypted partition option, leaving the installer do its job with the default behavior for it. When I then booted up, there was a complaint during the ...
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How to read a Windows password-secured partition from Ubuntu?

From an Ubuntu LiveCD, I want to copy files on a password-secured windows partition. I can see all other Windows partitions with their respectable names in my file browser but not the secured one. Do ...
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Can I encrypt my home folder on all derivatives?

When installing Ubuntu I have the option to encrypt my home folder using ecryptfs. Which derivatives/flavors come with the option to use ecryptfs to encrypt my home folder? Can I re-use my ...
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How to mount LUKS encrypted drive of old system with same VGname

I have two drives, an older and a newer one, both of which contain systems set up using Mint/Ubuntu with full disk encryption. I want to mount the older one on the newer one to copy some of my old ...
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how to lock any files on computer

I have seen folders on my computer that are locked and I want to be able to password lock a folder making it inaccessible to anyone without the password (e.g users, superusers, admin, and root) wants ...
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Xubuntu Can't access encrypted home folder

I'm panicking, and I will just tell you the basics, I couldn't access my home folder because linux crashed, I was stupid deleted a few files and now I can't boot into linux. The only thing I have is ...
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booting hanged at enabling encrypted device

I am using Ubuntu server virtual box. System is hanged during booting. It shows : *Starting enable remaining boot-time encrypted block device I have made some changes to "/etc/fstab" & then ...
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Can this Luks partition be accessed/mounted?

I shutdown my computer tonight with the intention of restarting it and I couldn't get it to reboot. I got an Initramfs screen instead. I have a dual boot with XP and Ubuntu (/boot is on a thumb ...
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Cant boot into 15.04 on 3.19.30

I will try to be as informative as possible of my issue since I don't know what logs might be helpful or where to find them. I have ubuntu gnome 15.04 on a laptop, a dell inspiron 15 only 4 months ...
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How to remove user with encrypted home directory when password and passphrase are lost

After this here, I want to remove user secureuser whose home directory is encrypted, but password and passphrase are lost. Since the home directory was holding some 30 Gig of data, I want to be sure ...
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Cannot boot beyond “encryption” screen

There seems to be a big problem with one of my Ubuntu installations. After the regular update that took place without problems, I cannot access the OS anymore. I am submitting the encryption key ...
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Unable to enter passphrase for LVM drive during boot

I am running Ubuntu Gnome 15.04 and selected 'Encrypt the new Ubuntu installation for security" (and in turn selected the LVM option) during the initial installation. When I start up my computer I get ...
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Running fsck on internal disk which also has ecryptfs encrypted folder

I could not google out straight answer to this. My laptops hard disk is not encrypted. Within my un-encrypted home folder, I have a Personal folder which is encrypted using ecryptfs. I followed ...
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XUbuntu 15.04 - On the first boot the keyboard does not work and I can't decrypt hard drive

Started experiencing this issue a few days ago. When I boot up my laptop for the first time in the morning, I get to the splash screen to enter in my password to decrypt my hard drive, but my keyboard ...