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

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File encryption program for all platforms

I need to encrypt files and folders in Ubuntu. I know there are lots of programs that can do that, but I would like to be able to open the encrypted files on other platforms too. I should be possible ...
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Full Disk Encryption + Home folder encryption needed? Wouldn't Full Disk Encryption get the Home folder anyway?

I'm reinstalling Ubuntu, and want to do full disk encryption. After selecting it, I'm given a choice to also encrypt the Home folder. Since Ubuntu doesn't use a separate partition for the Home folder ...
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TRIM on encrypted device with Precise

I have migrated the main data to a new SSD. (That is Samsung 840 EVO, 120GB.) My ~ is an encrypted partition automounted by pam_mount. That is, there is a record in /etc/security/pam_mount.conf.xml ...
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No swap space. encrypted swap in crypttab not created

Today I discovered that my Ubuntu 12.04LTS doesn't have any swap-space. I installed this system from scratch only some weeks ago. I encrypted all the partitions to me needs. I didn't install any swap ...
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Removing the encryption password at boot

This question has been asked a lot, but I still don't know the answer to it. Is there a way to remove the password at boot? I have processes that start up when the computer boots up, and when have to ...
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Samba file sharing with windows and encrypted

I have a ubuntu machine and I want to setup a samba server on it so that I can access the files from my windows laptop. My windows laptop and ubuntu desktop are connected through a switch. The desktop ...
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14.04 encrypted disk lost all logical volumes after apt-get dist-upgrade

EDIT 2015-02-24: Now it's time to wrap up what happened, what is still missing, what I know and don't know, what I learned. * I've not been able to recover the logical volumes yet - any help is ...
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Can't install alternate CD from USB?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 with full hard disk encryption. After downloading and installing the Ubuntu live CD, I learned that truecrypt doesn't support full disk encryption on Linux. I also ...
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How should I encrypt Ubuntu Server 14.04 with AES on RAID 10 and RAID 5?

After researching I've come to the conclusion that my set up is just not standard enough to have a direct answer floating about on the interwebs. My Hardware: i7 950 CPU 24 GB DDR3 7 2TB 7200 RPM ...
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Windows partition encrytped ,unable to boot from grub menu

I added a window 7 entry to 40_custom under /etc/grub.d . The windows entry appears in the grub menu after a grub update , but when I click on the windows option, I get an invalid signature . I used ...
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Swap vanished after reboot

I have installed Kubuntu 14.04 with an encrypted home directory. Although I had swap set up during the install, the swap space was not there after installing. This has happened to many people, there ...
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Unable to boot to encrypted root partition after Ubuntu 14.10 upgrade

I am running a Lenovo T440p with a clean install of Ubuntu. No dual booting. Over the weekend I upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10. There were some package install errors that led to Ubuntu being ...
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Does Ubuntu Phone support encryption?

Does anyone know if the Ubuntu phone (especially the first official release - BQ E4.5) supports full device encryption? And if it does not, then if there are any plans for it?
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Mounting an encrypted server

Everything I've found on this is either how to encrypt a mounted drive, or not to do with servers. I have an ubuntu 14.04 server which I am trying to mount as a network share onto my 14.04 desktop so ...
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How to encrypt folder once, for sending?

Most encryption programs seem to be made for encrypting a folder permanently. I, however, simply want to encrypt a folder once and send it as an email attachment to someone. I feel like TrueCrypt, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 cryptsetup failed on boot

I decided to reformat my hard drive and install a clean copy of the newly released Ubuntu 14.04.2 with full disk encryption (incl. LVM) and I chose a strong password with special characters which ...
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problem with : the disk drive for /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 UBUNTU 14.10 [duplicate]

i have this problem, when i turn on my compurter , : the disk drive for /dev/mapper/cryptswap1, is not ready yet or ..... contiunue to wait or press M, for manual ... on UBUNTU 14.10 Any help? ...
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Mounting external disk with defaulted 13.10 FDE

I have a hard disk which was previously used in my netbook with Ubuntu 13.10's default full disk encryption (FDE) configuration. I would now like to mount this disk as an external drive (via SATA to ...
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Unable to log into encrypted root drive after running virtual machine

I am unable to log into my encrypted hard drive on the host which is Ubuntu 14.04 LTS desktop. This all happened after I did the following. Ran VirtualBox Created a VDI drive Installed Kali Linux ...
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Decrypting a password protected LibreOffice Calc .ods file (forgotten password)

Sometime ago I created an .ods file with Libreoffice Calc which I password protected. I have now forgotten the password and as a result I am unable to access the file. Is there any way of bypassing or ...
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Hard drive not recognized after install

I have a Dell Laptop (Vostro 3500) and tried to install Ubuntu 14.10 64bit on it. It came with Windows 7 installed on it. So I try the install from a live CD, I select both full disk encryption and ...
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Can I recover a Bitlocker-encrypted disk without the key?

I have encrypted an external drive using Bitlocker on windows 7, I have lost the recovery key and since upgraded my PC with a new motherboard and processor. i have tried everything imaginable to ...
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After upgrade to kernel 3.16.0-30-generic I cannot use the keyboard

After installation of 14.10 and the "automatic upgrade" of the kernel to 3.16.0-30-generic from 3.16.0-23-generic I cannot use my keyboard to enter my passphrase for decrypting my physical drive. ...
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Connect to my computer via ssh and login in the encryption screen [duplicate]

I have a small question about how to login into my computer at work. I have a vpn connection and it works properly, however I had to reboot my machine and I have encrypted my desk, which means I have ...
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What to do about “the disk drive for /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready yet or not present”?

While booting Ubuntu 12.04, the disk drive for /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready yet or not present is showing. What is this? Is this is an error?
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Repair broken encrypted home

I've ran into following problem. I have split my disk into two partitions, one for / and one form /home. I've also encrypted /home. One beautiful day ubuntu reports upon boot some broken files, ...
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How do I mount an encrypted drive

I just got a new harddrive, and I would like to get the files off of my old drive that was encrypted using the full disk encryption option in the Ubuntu installer. How do I access those files?
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ImportError: No module named charm.toolbox.pairinggroup

I am trying to run this python file which uses charm cryptography library...but i am getting this error ImportError: No module named charm.toolbox.pairinggroup Below is the code which i try to ...
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System crashes when forced to use swap

I'm running Kubuntu 14.04, with encrypted luks. I have 16 gigs of ram, so I don't use swap too often, but when my machine is forced to for one reason or another, it crashes. This can happen from ...
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how to arrange initramfs - Lubuntu 14.04.1- encrypted LVM boots in recovery mode but not in graphical mode

I installed Lubuntu 14.04.1 (32bit) with alternate Installer and used the encrypted LVM setup option. The system wont boot - after a minute waiting i see busybox initramfs. in the initramfs i CAN ...
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Unable to write to ext4, No space left on device?

After creating a folder in my ext4 partition, copying some data to it, then moving that whole folder to another drive, I became unable to add additional data to the ext4 partition when I boot into ...
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Can I recover an encrypted partition that I quick-formatted in Lubuntu?

I had a USB drive encrypted with dmcrypt+LUKS which I forgot the password to. I later formatted it but as soon as I formatted it I remembered the password. Is there any way to recover/restore the ...
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Cannot enter password to start Ubuntu

I'm running Ubuntu 14.10 with the system disk encrypted with luks. When I start the computer, it shows the Ubuntu logo and asks to enter the password to unlock the disk. However, I cannot enter the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 wont boot after entering harddrive encryption password

I have installed 14.04 LTS on to my Samsung 850 pro SSD and it was working fine then last time I booted it, it took three attempts to boot. Basically the request for the password appears and I enter ...
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Resize or turn off encrypted swap

I installed ubuntu 14.04.1 on a 60 GB ssd with full encryption. My PC has 16 GB of RAM. This has resulted in a swap size approaching 16 GB. Can I subsequently change this to 2 GB or completely turn ...
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Decrypt encrypted disk to make second partition

I have a problem. When I install Ubuntu, I make only one partition and encrypt this partition. Now I want to make second partition with different file type. How I can "decrypt" partition or... take ...
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encrypted lvm fails to boot after last update

My netbook fell. The disk had to be replaced. I installed new system from the install medium, then restored the contents from backup (rsync), and it worked... for a time. New 'security updates' along ...
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Ubunt boot encryption using LUKS

I have Mini PC (aka Intel NUC) to be deployed remotely. This will be a server and running a LAN application to store financial records. Clients can access this server for accounting and reporting. I ...
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Can't access home directory during boot. Any solutions?

I recently switched to Ubuntu 14.04 from windows. I've setup Chrome Remote Desktop but it won't start during the boot process and the following error appears in boot.log * Starting Chrome Remote ...
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How can I tell if my hard drive is encrypted?

I've recently installed Ubuntu (Trusty LTS) on my home computers, and believe I decrypted my /home directory, as described in the copying /home section of the tutorial at: ...
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How can I use public-key encryption for luks?

I have been running luks with the following commands: $ sudo dd if=/dev/urandom of=/keyfile bs=1024 count=4 $ sudo cryptsetup luksFormat /dev/XXX keyfile $ sudo cryptsetup luksDump /dev/XXX And it ...
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eCryptfs - Cannot decrypt filenames

I have encrypted data on an external HD mounted on /home/username/.Data. I am trying to decrypt it to /home/username/Data. Although I can successfully read the files contents, I cannot manage to ...
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Ubuntu won't boot after setting a HD password in BIOS

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside XP (Both 32-bit due to Brazos 1.0 Ghz slow CPU). Not because it kind'a ran slow but because of me using the PC to access work with some highly sensitive data I ...
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how to use ecryptfs with a random directory

I would like to use ecryptfs to encrypt a random directory (i.e., not my home directory or a subdirectory thereof, principally due to disk space limitations on my home partition) and mount that ...
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Surespot on Ubuntu 12.04

Is this possible or no? I would like to communicate via surespot but my laptop is available and not a mobile. ... also virtual box is not an option for me.
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confused about keys and using it with multiple computers

well I am confused about the keys and security. Ive tried searching for a answer, but I just wind up more confused Anyhow, my linux box, called skyline, has ssh enabled and I also edited the ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 Gnome/Nvidia Driver Conflict

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 yesterday with full-disk encryption, installed all the updates, and then I installed G++, Clang 3.5, Intel Parallel Studio 2015 (Update 1), and Nvidia's newest stable ...
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Can I unencrypt a specific directory under home directory while the entire home directory is encrypted?

The reason why I'm asking this is that the encryption leaves up to a length of 143 characters to be used as filename. While normally it doesn't seem like a trouble, it becomes one when the name of a ...
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Is full-disk encryption making my system unstable?

About six months ago I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop with full disk encryption (FDE). Now I am considering turning off FDE because I think the feature is making my system unstable. The risk of ...
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How can I get an encrypted flash drive to automount in Gnome+xmonad?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. Whenever I'm using the default Unity desktop environment (or using the Gnome Classic session with Metacity), a flash drive with a LUKS-encrypted filesystem that is ...