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Dual Boot Ubuntu full disk encrypted but Windows untouched

I have been dual booting Ubuntu and Windows 7 for a while now. In the past, I have used the "encrypt home folder" option to add (some) security to my installation (ie. now no one can easily steal my ...
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How do I DISABLE home directory encryption during Ubuntu 12.04 installation?

When attempting to install Ubuntu 12.04 from a CD, there is an option displayed for "Encrypt my home folder". The option is checked (enabled) by default, but it is grayed out, so it is impossible to ...
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What are the advantages/disadvantages of the new encryption feature in ubuntu 13.10

I'm in the middle of installing 13.10 and the Ubuntu page I was following on how to install from a USB stick says nothing about these two choices (on the Installation type screen): 1) Encrypt the ...
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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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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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How to setup a system for easy reinstall, savety, easy handling with full disk enryption?

4TB Drive, lots of data, not all of it will be backuped later but is still important. I like to be able to reinstall ubuntu over it without losing the data. Should I have 2 Partitions inside one ...
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Dual boot with windows on an encrypted drive, any problems?

I have Windows 7 at the moment and the whole system HDD is encrypted by TrueCrypt. I would like to make new partition on that drive install Ubuntu there and encrypt it as well. At the moment the ...
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66 views

Is it possible to install Ubuntu (or other distros) to existing encrypted lvm by gui?

I have a dual boot system with Ubuntu on an encrypted lvm and an unencrypted(obviously) boot partition. I messed up the system bad and have the idea of replacing it with a another close distro, but ...
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How to encrypt SSD and HDD

I have a computer with an SSD for the system and an HDD for data. I want to encrypt both of them. Is the following configuration correct? SSD size: 20 GB | HDD size: 40 GB And what is the correct ...
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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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85 views

Verify if root is encrypted or just home -

Can I verify/check if a partition (root and home) is encrypted? If it's not encrypted, can I encrypt after installing, or do I need to install again? I want to have root and home partitions ...
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513 views

Can I Reinstall and Format An Encrypted Hard-drive?

In layman's terms, I'm essentially trying to do a reset on my computer. It's my secondary desktop, so I don't have anything important on it. But since I moved, I misplaced my passphrase for the disk ...
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How do I set up a semi-encrypted Ubuntu installation?

You know that Ubuntu installer has an option to encrypt the whole root partition. The password is asked every time you boot. This seems to be a great deal, easy, convenient, really nice except one ...
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101 views

Ubuntu not starting after installation with encrypted partition

English translation(using Google translator): The following error message appears during the boot process: The drive for /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 is not ready yet or not yet available Wait continues, ...
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153 views

Set up install of Ubuntu 12.04 with luks and aes-xt-plain not working

I'm trying to set up LVM over LUKS for all of my file system except /boot of course. This is on a fresh install of ubuntu 12.04.03 LTS. (I am choosing 12.04 since it's the latest Long Term Support ...
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How to install Debian with encrypted / and passphrase required before login-screen? [closed]

I'm trying to install Debian in my Dell inspiron 8GB ram + 500GB HD. Althought I could install it without any problems with the regular install and even with a few modifications, I'm trying to ...
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Need help when reinstalling ubuntu

I have six partitions on my hard drive, Ubuntu occupies sda5 and sda6 for swap. I wanted to move some space from a Windows 7 on one partition. I tried to expand my Ubuntu partition with gparted. When ...
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Encryption of the Ubuntu install has made my OS unworkable. Can it easily be resolved?

If, I've not got any files saved as it's brand new, how easy is it to just completely overwrite the install? I'm going to try tomorrow. Almost gave in a re-installed windows but will try again. At ...
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Installing encrypted LVM with Ubuntu 13.04 on a PC with several hard disks

On a PC with several hard disk, my desktop PC, how can I tell the installation program of Ubuntu to use LVM encrypted for one HD, and not the other one (which actually contains a windows 7 partition; ...
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554 views

Unable to see the UI while using USB modem

I successfully installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my system. However, when I tried installing my USB modem of the type ZTE AC2787, I found that the file explorer couldn't detect the modem. Additionally, I ...
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1answer
351 views

Dual boot encrypted Ubuntu 13.04/12.04(option on installation CD) and Win7

Really sorry if someone had already asked this question, but I searched on this topic for a long time and only came up with the ones that used truecrypt. So, is it possible to do the following: With ...
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Why am I given the option to also encrypt my home folder after I've selected system encryption?

I am installing Ubuntu 13 with full encryption but why am I given the option to also encrypt my home folder. Surely the home folder is covered under the system encryption? I'm confused.
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299 views

Does the Ubuntu Server iso support full disk encryption out of the box?

Does the Ubuntu Server iso support full disk encryption out of the box? If no, what options do I have to do this out of the box with a stock ISO now that alternate got nuked?
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preseed with LVM and crypto fails with “An error occured while creating the keyfile.”

I am trying to set up a preseed installation that will automate most of the installation of a desktop computer with Ubuntu 13.04. Disk partitioning with LVM works fine, but I need to encrypt the ...
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Running truecrypt on ubuntu without root privileges

I have an encrypted trucrypt volume that I would like to mount from my university labs running Ubuntu 12.10. I do not have root permissions. I download the file truecrypt-7.1a-linux-x86.tar.gz from ...
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605 views

Full disk encryption & boot partition from a CD [closed]

I would like to try enabling Full Disk Encryption under Ubuntu 13.04. I would also like to put my boot partition on a burnt CD-R, rather than unencrypted on the HDD. A CD-R has a number of advantages ...
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Questions about full disk encryption

Completely new user here, I've been reading for a couple of hours about ubuntu's full disk encryption but I just don't understand some basic points. When installing ubuntu's full disk encryption, ...
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How to set up a bootable Truecrypt USB with Ubuntu on it?

Oddly enough, I haven't found the solution to this yet, unless I've misinterpreted the search results I've been seeing. I want to encrypt a USB flash drive so that I can select "Boot from USB" on any ...
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3answers
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Manual LVM encryption setup with Ubuntu 13.04

I am trying hard to get ubiquity works. The thing is that I want to setup Ubuntu 13.04 on a full encrypted LVM aside a Windows installation. So I can't use the default option of full disk encryption. ...
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76 views

How do I install on an encrypted disk now that there is no alternate CD?

How do I install Raring in an encrypted disk? There's no alternate CD and on regular raring CD there is no option to mount the existing encrypted partitions!
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1answer
701 views

Dual Ubuntu Installations with Whole Disk Encryption

My goal is I want to have a Xubuntu/Ubuntu dual boot, with a catch - I want the disk to be fully encrypted with the dm-crypt (native supplied) whole disk encryption. Now I know, out of the box the ...
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194 views

How can I encrypt the entire disk while installing Ubuntu?

I want to install Ubuntu with encryption. This will damage my boot system? Will I need to remove my Windows system? How can I do that? What version of Ubuntu give me this feature?
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installing ubuntu with full disk encryption including encrpyted boot on i-USB Pendrive ii-A regular HDD

Hi how to install Ubuntu 12.04+ with full disk encryption including encrypted boot partition : a- to a USB drive ie. 16GB or 32GB b- to a HDD
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1answer
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Should I use Logical Volume Management and Encrypt the installation on SSD?

Should I enable Logical Volume Management on my SSD? What i want to know is if enabling either encrypt the "encrypt the new ubuntu installation for security" option or the "Use LVM with the new Ubuntu ...
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New encryption feature in Ubuntu 12.10: home encryption or full disk encryption? or both?

How do I correctly encrypt the entire partition when installing Ubuntu 12.10? I ask because the new Ubuntu installer now shows two encryption options. After choosing "Encrypt the new Ubuntu ...
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How do I install Ubuntu with encrypted root, home, and swap partitions?

I would like to install Ubuntu 12.10 with two features: partitioning of my disks (/ and /home should be separated, plus eventually a swap partition) encryption of those partitions How should I do ...
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Swap encryption and hibernating

I run Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop, with an encrypted home folder + swap partition. Before I had this encrypted setup, I used to have my hibernation enabled. I found this documentation on how to enable ...
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1answer
509 views

Reinstalling 12.04 and preserving encrypted /home. Possible?

My /home directory is about 200 GB and encrypted. I need to reinstall Ubuntu 12.04 (fresh install) to fix some problems and and concerned that I might lose access or have to format /home during the ...
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1answer
678 views

Fresh install on SSD with Ubuntu and Windows Vista, using whole disk encryption for Ubuntu

I would like to do a fresh install on a OCZ Vertex Plus R2 SSD 60GB drive I purchased on the cheap. Since the AES-encryption looks like it may not work optimally for this drive, I would like to set ...
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Installing Ubuntu on native ZFS root with encryption

I'm trying to install Ubuntu with a native ZFS root filesystem on top of an encrypted partition. The device setup is as follows: The physical disk is partitioned into a small boot partition and the ...
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2answers
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“Guided - use entire disk and set up encrypted LVM” LUKS or plain dm-crypt?

Does the alternate installer's "Guided - use entire disk and set up encrypted LVM" use LUKS or plain dm-crypt?
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Install Ubuntu on full encrypted HD?

I have here a windows on a full encrypted hd. I cannot disable this encrypted hd. Everything should be unchanged, I just want to Install Ubuntu on an extra partition. But here I think the problem is: ...
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1answer
576 views

Will I be able to install Full-Disk Encryption with the Live CD installer? [closed]

I'm looking forward to installing Oneiric. But I need to have full-disk encryption. I, along with over 6,800 other Ubuntu users, have been patiently waiting for the Live CD Installer to gain the ...
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1answer
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how to mount / with encrypted lvm root during installation?

In order to understand Linux better, I'm trying to manually configure an encrypted root lvm partition . I have already tried this with the Ubuntu server installer by choosing the lvm encrypted option ...
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Cannot login in account with encrypted home after update from 11.04 to 11.10

After upgrading from ubuntu 11.04 to 10.10 I cannot access my encrypted home partition anymore. I can login, however all data stays encrypted. ecryptfs-mount-private gives: ERROR: Encrypted ...
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How can I encrypt the entire disk on alternate installation?

Is it possible to install Ubuntu 11.04 with full disk encryption? Previously versions have had an alternate install cd with a text interface where you could enable encryption for your drives. This ...
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Ubuntu minimal install ISO with LUKS support?

So if I want to encrypt my whole HDD with e.g.: LUKS (are there any better solutions? - e.g.: in performance?) then I have to download&burn a "ubuntu-11.04-alternate-amd64.iso" CD. That's ok, I ...
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How to make a partition truly secure?

When I boot from an USB stick into my laptop I am able to mount and connect through chroot to the my hard drive and browse my files without a problem, while this has been something very very useful in ...
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540 views

Can I install Natty alongside Maverick and retain my encrypted /home partition?

This is my partitioning scheme: 10GB partition empty -- will be installing Natty here 10GB partition containing Maverick 2GB swap partition 300GB encrypted /home partition I've had few problems ...
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When you install and it has the checkmark for encryptying your home folder, what exactly does that mean? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When installing I'm given the option of encrypting my home folder — what does this do? I know the basic idea behind encrypting, but what exactly does it mean ...