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

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Can't log in encrypted NTFS after Ubuntu install

I had this Windows laptop which when I booted would ask me for a username and my password in some windoish looking security environment before logging me into the Windows OS. I went inside Windows, ...
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Kiosk type machine - Guess account good start

I have some public use PC's currently setup with 14.04 64bit using the guest account to automatically boot and login. It's working fine, but I'd like to make it even more restricted. Meaning I'd like ...
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Can't play encrypted DVD on internal DVD-drive, but OK with USB-DVD-drive

As stated in the title, I can't play any commercial DVD on my internal DVD-drive on my laptop, but everything works just fine for the same DVD played on an external (USB) DVD-drive. I've installed ...
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after installation 12.04 LTS (04) - is not encrypted? [duplicate]

Am testing here 12.04.04 LTS for amd64-mac and after installation - intended with encryption of /home - the installation is not encrypted ?! with which command can I find out, if the partition is ...
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ecryptfs - unknown password and possibly lost

This is probably going to be a long post, but at the moment I cannot see the wood for the trees, so any help appreciated. In a nutshell: the other night I changed my (login) password. Then forgot it. ...
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How to enable Hardware Encryption on SSDs like Samsung 840 EVO?

Just got Ubuntu 14.04 running on a Zotac Zbox CI320. I want to enable the Samsung 840 hard ware encryption that comes with this hard drive, but I don't know how. Is there anyone that can help me set ...
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Encrypted drive (full disk encryption) gone after upgrade to 14.04

I'm in a bit of a pickle. I have just done an upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04, then I rebooted the machine and now the drive/partition is gone, so it boots into memtest. The drive was encrypted during ...
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BIOS settings not appearing

My friend installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on his Samsung NP 300 G5X laptop that had 4GB RAM and a 700GB HDD. He encrypted the Ubuntu installation and used LVM. After reboot he was taken directly to grub. ...
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Swap partition get damaged when encrypted

I upgraded my system to Ubuntu 14.04LTS, I encrypted the home & the swap partition during the installation since it was already encrypted in the old version. But later I noticed swap partition is ...
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Level of entropy in full disk encryption

I would like to know how high the level of entropy is when installing Ubuntu and encrypting the installation. As far as I know, the only partition that is not encrypted is the /boot partition because ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 with Encrypted RAID6 and separate drive

I'm relatively new to Ubuntu Server and I'm attempting to setup a new server/NAS. It is made of: 4 x 2tb physical drives a 60gb physical SSD The 4 x 2tb drives each have a full disk partition set ...
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Infinite login loop - Signature not found in user keyring

I am using Ubuntu 13.10, which I installed almost 6 months back. While installation I selected HOME folder encryption. However, being a newbie I did not note mount passphrase(I thought how important ...
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I have an encrypted partition for the which I need to recover the passphrase to recover data

I have a dual boot Ubuntu 14.04 along side Ubuntu Studio 14.04. My Ubuntu works well but I have all my data on the Ubuntu Studio partition - that I can no longer access. How can I recover the ...
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swap partion problem

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 from a DVD using 'Install alongside Windows 7. The whole installation went smoothly with no problem. When I restarted I got a message while showing Ubuntu logo: ...
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How do I decrypt BitLocker-encrypted external hard drive on Ubuntu 14.04?

I have a 1TB Transcend external Hard drive, which is already encrypted with BitLocker (Windows feature for encrypting drives), I removed my Windows OS and now using Ubuntu 14.04 but unfortunately ...
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Unable to use Encrypted HDD on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS laptop

I've installed UBUNTU 14.04 LTS on an Intel 64bit system. I have a Western Digital External HDD that I use to transfer data from a Windows laptop to my Ubuntu Laptop with no problems. Due to safety ...
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ubuntu 14.04 install with custom swap size using LVM?

I want to install ubuntu 14.04 with LVM and encryption. But the problem is that my computer has a large RAM (16GB) and a small SDD disk (60GB). So I think only a small amount of space for swap is ...
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Full Disk Encryption and Dropbox

I am considering to do a Full Disk Encryption on a fresh install. the files that I store on the Dropbox folder, will be sent to Dropbox encrypted? what if I plug an external unencrypted hard disk ...
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Moving Encrypted Folders

How can i move Encrypted folder(everything) to new Disk, my HDD that has Linux is about to blow, its so slow. So I bought SSD but, how can i move encrypted folders because my Linux folders are ...
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How to encrypt external devices?

I've been a Windows power user/administrator and professional tech for years, I just made the decision to go Linux, and wow, what a difference. Is there any decently easy way to encrypt external ...
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Allow alternate login method to decrypt home folder

I updated and rebuilt the guide for unlocking *buntu and derivatives via Common Access card here, and I've run into a sort of snag with logging into the DM (likely due to an encrypted home folder.) It ...
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How to encrypt Ubuntu home drive when getting a .gvfs permission error?

I am trying to encrypt my Ubuntu 12.04 laptop after I've already installed the OS. I've tried following a few guides online, such as ...
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the disk drive for /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready yet or not present

I got this error message while trying to install Ubuntu 14.04: The disk drive for /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready yet or not present. I tried the answers to What to do about “the disk drive ...
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How to share encrypted folders with Samba

I just have encrypted my home folder and all of its subfolders. One of the subfolders was configured as a Samba share: [avo-home] comment = Avo's Home Share path = /home/avo/share ...
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How can I install two paralel ubuntu systems with encrypted partition?

How can I install two parallel Ubuntu 14.04 systems each with encrypted and custom sized partitions? During the installation of the second system the option for encryption is disabled.
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Encrypting home folder in Ubuntu 12.04 server

How can I encrypt the home folder in Ubuntu 12.04 server on-the-fly? I tried this: root@avo-server:/home/avo# ecryptfs-migrate-home -u avo INFO: Checking disk space, this may take a few moments. ...
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Recover encrypted home partition from Fedora

I decided to switch to Ubuntu from Fedora. In Fedora I had the /home folder in its own partition and then had that partition encrypted. Also in the past when formatting Fedora I was able to reuse ...
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install ubuntu on a hardware AES encrypted flash drive

I couldn't find the answer to my question after hours of search. I hope someone can help me out. I would like to install ubuntu on a flash drive. I followed to standard instructions for installing ...
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What encryption and authentication algorithms does vsfpd use by default?

I have followed this guide and was able to transfer files using SFTP, I want to know the encryption and authentication algorithms used by default in that file transfer.
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Decrypted Files from ecryptfs-homefolder not readable!(letter salad) [duplicate]

I just decrypted the encrypted home-folder of a linux Mint 12-System with this command ecryptfs-recover-private after i had mounted it and I get this message, too: INFO: Success! Private data ...
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14.04 - Can't mount an SD XC encripted

I have an encrypted SC XC card, but now I can't simple access it. Card reader is working; I've used with other SD cards and works as expected. When I plug my encrypted card, it doesn't mount ...
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Encfs to decrypt Cryptkeeper folder

I had a folder encrypted with Cryptkeeper that I copied from another system. I thought I lost all those files, but after examining the folder I found a .mypics_encfs folder. Inside the folder ...
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How to hibernate in a full-encrypted disk using LVM?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and set up my system using LVM with full disk encryption. Then I installed uswsusp and the loading failed. I searched the web and found that this is because my swap partition ...
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Passphrase problem after installing Xubuntu

I have just installed Xubuntu on an old (but quite decent) XP multimedia Dell Inspiron 9400 PC to give to my son. This is our first experience with Linux. Installation seemed to go well. I had opted ...
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Cryptsetup with optimized AES version

I am trying to set up an encrypted partition with dm-crypt and LUKS. I want to use the version of the AES cipher optimized with assembly instructions. I recompiled my kernel and added the required ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop Sharing (VNC) encryptiom / auth problem

I know this has been discussed, but I can not find a permanent fix. I enabled desktop sharing, unchecked "manually approve every access", set a password, and I'm trying from the local network, or via ...
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Bitlocker & Win7 on one partition, Ubuntu & encryption on another, same drive

I have a laptop with a 64GB SSD and 1TB regular drive. The 64GB SSD has Win7 installed on it. The 1TB drive is partitioned into 500GB as NTFS, 480GB for Ubuntu /, and the rest for Ubuntu swap. For ...
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How can I use ldap authentication with full disk encryption?

I'm evaluating (x)ubuntu client for my companies software developer. We must use full disk encryption because of software, which doesn't save their files in /home (like databases). The company uses ...
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How do I get rid of old encrypted home folder?

The encrypted home folder is taking up a lot of space. It's a home folder of an account before I updated via USB, I've copied all the files over from it and I need to know how to delete it, thanks! :) ...
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passphrase failed for encrypted disk after GRUB menu

I have a dual boot system with Windows 7 and Kubuntu 13.10 on two separate physical disks (SSD). I have two partitions for Ubuntu: an unencrypted "/boot" and an encrypted "/". Everything was working ...
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LUKS hdd encryption: Maximum maximum password length?

Is there any maximum lenght of the passphrase in the hardrive encryption option on ubuntu (luks)?
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where to write the data during disk encryption?

When a partition is encrypted, a new block device(mapping) will be created inside /dev/mapper. Now where the data should be written? Into the newly created partition or the original device(backed ...
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Password to unlock LUKS volume requested multiple times even after correct password is given

Please help! There is win7 on separate logical volume. Then installed Ubuntu on a encrypted LVM (it is contains of two encrypted PV's). Everything's fine, but LUKS password asked for 5-8 times when ...
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cryptsetup - LUKS vs. Truecrypt [closed]

this question may already been made but I'd like to know how secure LUKS / cryptsetup is compared to TrueCrypt. What is the advantage and what is the disadvantage?
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Recover ENCFS files

Last month I encripted a file I reinstalled the OS but I cant recover the encripted file that I encripted with encfs in the last installation How can I do Thanks p.s. same passord.
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How to encrypt Ubuntu 14.04 and all data inside Ubuntu 14.04

I am testing Ubuntu. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 using an ISO file inside Oracle VirtualBox. My computer is 32 bits, with 4 GB of RAM, and operates with Windows XP-SP3 as the Host system. Ubuntu ...
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Swap not availlable

I have noticed that my swap is not available. This could explain why my computer freezes every so often when I am using it heavily. I installed 14.04 64-bit with an encrypted folder, which ...
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Ubuntu Username / Home Directory Changed - Now Files & Settings Are Gone

================================== UPDATE - 6/20 #tangodown I went ahead and executed 'cp -rfp /home/OLD /home/NEW' Now, I have some additional hidden folders in '/home/NEW', and it also has a new ...
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Different users with different encrypted workplace?

When installing Ubuntu there is an option to encrypt the workplace. Now for one user I would have an encrypted place. That´s fine, but what if I would like to add later a second user. For that user2 I ...
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Add second disk to encrypted laptop [duplicate]

I have installed cleanly 14.04 AMD64 onto my laptop which has two (SSD) disks. I used the default install with full disk encryption option on the first disk. However I'd now like to add a second disk ...