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

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encfs reset settings to standard

I do not correctly identify the customizations when it first installs. Encrypted data is now not displayed. How to reset the settings to standard?
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Recover Data From Encrypted Hard Drive

I am a user of Windows 7. I was trying to install ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside Windows 7. During the installation I choose the first option (See the screen shot please). Now my full hard drive is ...
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How can you setup encrypted swap with swapspace?

Command swapspace can be used to have dynamically sized swap memory, but how do you setup encryption with it?
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LUKS Partition labeled as “Unknown”

I wanted to downsize my LUKS partition for a Windows installation. I followed this tutorial, and after rebooting my Ubuntu installation, It just shows the Ubuntu 15.10 logo without prompting me to ...
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After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04, home folder remains encrypted, and the password doesn't work

Last weekend I upgraded Ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04. After the upgrade I logged-in using my old user and password, and I noticed that my home folder is empty, except encrypted files (I logged-in using ...
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Is there any way to decrypt a file create with the following command?

I create a file using: gpg --cipher-algo AES256 --output file -c original_file The system ask me for a paraphrase and I typed in. So the question is: Is there any way to decrypt this file without ...
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accessing data on encrypted drive

Please be patient with me as I am still learning how to do anything Linux, starting with Ubuntu. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 and had some issues playing around with it and petty much now it won't ...
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What keys is GnuPG using for signature verification?

Let assume that I have a list of three key pair on my bash screen when I run the following commands: gpg2 --list-keys and gpg2 --list-secret-keys My question is, when I run the following command ...
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Multiple solutions for login problem

Same problem others have. Forgot password. Changed password using Sudo passwd, but Home directory was encrypted, so now when I login the ecryptfs and home directory will not mount or decrypt. ...
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diskencryption fails after release upgrade

recently used release-upgrade to upgrade my distro from 14.10 to 15. I had disk encryption, so used to enter password on boot. Now, after upgrade, when I enter the password, I get error explained as ...
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samba share encrypted volume

I'm sure this has been answered a thousand times, but I can't find one, so apologies. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a file server, with samba 4.1.6. Shared files are in a RAID volume, /dev/mapper/...
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Is there a PDF viewer for the CLI?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18 and I am wondering if there is a PDF viewer for the CLI? Let it preferably be one that can open encrypt documents, ask me for the password, and then be ...
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Cryptsetup login fails after applying proprietary ATI driver (fglrx-updates)

I encrypted my installation of Ubuntu 14.04 while installing it, later I switched the driver of my ATI Radeon HD 6970 to "fglrx-updates". After that I could only close but not open any programs. I ...
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Some starting advice on Dell Chromebook 13 and ubuntu

I’m new to the forum and I wanted to ask some advice about the Dell Chromebook 13. I am thinking of buying the Dell CB 13 but I have no interest in using Chrome OS, hence I have a some questions ...
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Ubuntu Installer unable to find Hard Drive (HD is working, please read)

I'm actually stuck since 3 days on this problem, after googling the last 60 hours about it i'm trying to ask here before loosing any faith. I resume here the story to let you understand the situation ...
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Remove string “please enter passpharase for disk…”

I traveled to Australia it seems they didn't like my face or I looked suspicious since they made me turn on my laptop and when ubuntu encryption password popped up they asked me for it, nothing to ...
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Using Dislocker to access a Bitlocker locked/corrupted drive Issues

I am stuck on trying to get access to files on a drive that has been damaged/locked by bitlocker. One of the users at work brought it in. I have installed/configured dislocker and am at the point, ...
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Can't type passphrase to decrypt disk

Just wiped out everything on my Macbook Pro Retina Early-2015 (Macbook12,1 or something) and installed Ubuntu. Had to use acpi=off and nodmraid just to get the USB stick to boot. I wanted to have ...
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What should i use to encrypt my ext4 partition?

What should i use to encrypt my ext4 partition? dm-crypt | TrueCrypt 7.1a or other app? I got there movies, music and some software. I want to mount that partition and share content under samba when ...
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Install ubuntu on half drive with uefi and encryption gives me swap error

I am trying to install lUbuntu and I need to install it only on half of disk but with UEFI and with encryption. As far as I need only half of disk used, I peek "Something else" in step where they ask ...
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Using an SD card for extending my SSD

I just bought a Jetdrive Lite 330 128GB SD card to extend my 256 GB SSD. I am using Ubuntu LTS 14.04. The idea is to permanently have it connected to the laptop and save some of my data on that (not ...
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Dual Boot unencrypted Windows 10 + encrypted Ubuntu 14.04

I have Windows 10 installed on my laptop and I want to install Ubuntu 14.04 in encrypted form so I can boot into a non encrypted Windows 10 or an encrypted Ubuntu 14.04. I have booted into the laptop ...
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How to set Keyboard mapping to an other region before completing boot?

I just installed Ubuntu 15.10 on a new laptop. During the installation procedure, I choose to encrypt the hard drive. But during the boot, when prompting for the password, I noticed that the ...
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Why is my mounted Private directory empty?

I set up a Private directory following this doc, and then i saw a ~/Private dir with some readme files into it. I changed the permissions in order to be able to create files there, and i moved some ...
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Using ubiquity for the Full disk encrypted install to disk on /dev/sdb instead of /dev/sda

Last week I got a brand new Dell M3800 for work with Ubuntu 14.04 preinstalled. However, since the company has a disk encryption policy I needed to reinstall Ubuntu with encryption enabled. However ...
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Full disk encryption on multiple drives; ext4 and GPT partition table; enter only 1 key

I'm looking for a tutorial (with clear steps) similar to the following article, but using ext4 and GPT partition tables. Full disk encryption with Btrfs and multiple drives in Ubuntu · Bryce Nyeggen'...
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Can't log in after partition recovery

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and accidentally deleted all partitions. I then used testdisk to retrieve one of the partitions, and after it finished it needed a reboot. I rebooted and now I can't unlock ...
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Keeps asking for password or passphrase after copying sshd_config and id_rsa and id_rsa.pub keys

I have recently had to reinstall ubuntu 14.04 and copied the /etc/ssh/sshd_config and all ~/.ssh/* files from the backup I had. I was hoping this would reinstate the system as it was without having to ...
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Need to restore deleted boot partition. Can I use boot-repair with full disk encryption?

I have a PC with Ubuntu 14.04, full disk encryption and an accidently deleted boot partition. When I booted from CD and tried to reinstall Ubuntu, it showed 256 MB free space on dev/sda and one "...
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Are ssh keys generated individually by Ubuntu Server LTS 14.04 setup?

Let's assume freshly installed and updated&upgraded Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS with ssh server. Does installation scripts generate new ssh keys for each installation (so I am safe having unique ones)...
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Encrypted Home… Forgotten password, but I have the Passphrase [duplicate]

I have forgotten the password to log in to Ubuntu (15.10). My home folder is encrypted. I do have the passphrase. How should I change the user password? There are some procedures here but they do not ...
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problems with booting Ubuntu 14.04 after fresh installation

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04.3 on my PC (the 64-bit version), on which I had Ubuntu 12.04 before that, and I have problems with booting. The installation was just fine, I chose to encrypt ...
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Ephemeral error message: “cryptsetup: unknown fstype, bad password or options?”

I activated disk encryption for my Ubuntu 15.10 64bit installation and get every time after entering the (correct) password the error message: cryptsetup: unknown fstype, bad password or options? ...
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Home encryption causes infinite login loop

Installed fresh 14.04 with home encrytion enabled. After opening desktop screen i changed root and main user's passwords.(before that they all were the same: user's, root's, encryption passwords) Now ...
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SMB encryption for connection from internet

I use Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS with all updates and use built-in Samba 4.1.6. Because I use Samba from internet, I set smb encrypt = mandatory. This is fine, works great (even if I see login name when ...
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dm-crypt plain on top of lvm with /boot on usb

Just as a preface, due to the specificity of my question, I did not find a thread that applies to my question. With that, I'll get started. Here are main points of what I'm trying to do: Full disk ...
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Recovering /dev/sda1

a little bit of storyline: I created encrypted partition and install Ubuntu there(/dev/sda5). Also installation created /dev/sda1 as a grub parition(I think that), but there is only 255MB. Someday ...
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Encrypted partition for sharing files between Windows and Ubuntu

I recently got a new laptop with one SSD one HDD. I intend to setup a dual-boot with Windows and Ubuntu by splitting the SSD in half. However, I would also like to use the HDD or at least a part of it ...
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Weird Files and Folders

I have a folder in the Lubuntu which has following structure: soprano (4,2 KB) .ecryptfs (26,8 GB) - *this folder was hidden* lost+found (16 KB) Inside the folder .ecryptfs: soprano And inside ...
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14.04, fresh install/encrypted, dependencies not meet, including mount libraries

having a dependency problem can be infuriating. Having my machine down a couple of days, I finally had it all and stuck in a network install, I believe for 14.04. I do this: jack@Kilo:~$ echo $(...
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Search and encrpyt single file in gpg encrypted folder

i have a huge gpg encrypted tar-gzip file ~100 GB. But only need a single folder from it. I can list/search the content by doing eg. gpg -d file.tar.gz.gpg|tar -tz |grep "filename"|more This is ...
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Zombie partitions

This issue has evolved. IT'S ALIVEEEEEEEEEE!!! After giving the disk a brand-new partition table (or that's what gparted would have me think it's done), this is what gparted shows: How great! ...
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How do I change the keyboard layout used when entering in my sda_crypt password?

I am currently using Ubuntu MATE 15.10. While setting up Ubuntu, I accidentally selected the Colemak layout when I wanted the QWERTY layout. Now, when I am entering my password for sda_crypt at ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 startup loops on cryptswap pass phrase request

http://paste.ubuntu.com/14242642/ For this PC I installed Ubuntu 15.10, with an encrypted home folder, on a GPT drive, followed by Windows 7 in UEFI mode. I then repaired GRUB 2 with boot-repair on a ...
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Swap partition not used on fresh Ubuntu 14.04

My system is freezing when the memory used is maxed out and I was wondering why. Turns out the swap is not being used. Here's my partition table: Device Boot Start End Blocks ...
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Whats (currently) the most secure encryption software? [closed]

I've never encrypted my data and I am thinking about it, but I am not sure which is the best option, I know there are tools like TrueCrypt, that the developers don't recommend now or GnuPG, but i ...
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decrypt encfs on startup

I would like to decrypt an EncFS "volume" on startup. Usually I decrypt the volume like this : cat "/home/user1/encfs.pw" | encfs -S /mnt/encryptedVolume /mnt/decryptedVolume In /etc/init I have a ...
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Share encrypted folder with Samba but only mount on demand

There are some similar questions, but my situation differs a bit. I have a server running 24/7 with a raid, which is shared via samba. I want to encrypt some folders on the raid and make them easily ...
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How to change “Device” identifier displayed in System Monitor?

System Monitor displays a list of mounted "Devices" under the "File System" tab. I would like to change the identifier that is associated with a "Device" listed in System Monitor. How can this be done?...
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second hard drive, encrypted (LUKS, but mounts separately)

I have two storage devices in my machine. When I installed ubuntu, it offered to format the SSD and install to it, which was what I wanted. I didn't offer to do anything with the second. Fair ...