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How to restore a LUKS partition?

My /home partition disappeared on my main HDD. I changed SATA slots, then I got strange "no lvm available" errors during boot when usually the password would be entered (I do not have any lvm setup at ...
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How do you restore an encrypted hard drive? Password being available

Installed by Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Installer: I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Desktop onto my notebook PC, and I made a wrong decision to alter the file ownership and permissions from the root drive as ...
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Why the swap partition? [duplicate]

I always encrypt my Ubuntu installations. Currently I have /boot installed on a flash drive and two encrypted partitions: / and swap. In order to log in I have to enter pass phrases for both / and ...
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Is there a possibility to change the swap encryption method at runtime?

I'd like to have both hibernation capabilities and encrypted swap partition(s) on my Ubuntu 14.04.1 system. After a short experience of a LUKS encrypted swap partition I decided that entering the LUKS ...
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Problem after using LuksRemovekey?

I have an encrypted partition on /dev/sda5, yesterday I use cryptsetup to remove the encryption using cryptsetup luksRemovekey /dev/sda5, but when I restart I have to provide a passphrase for ...
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Removing a primary Swap partition and hibernation (working in OpenSuse but not Ubuntu 14.04)

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Thinkpad X230. I have 16GB of RAM therefore created a 17GB of Swap Partition during the installation. For some reason, my swap partition was not created properly, ...
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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 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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Recover data from formatted LVM (Luks, Ext3) after Ubuntu installed over it

I have a 1TB HDD and some days ago I did a mess That disk had: One EXT3 partition ( / ) One EXT3 partition ( /boot ) One LUKS LVM which had a EXT3 partition of about 200 GB I wanted to replace ...
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How do I move an encrypted home folder without using that particular installation. [closed]

I'm attempting to move my encrypted home folder to a back up so I can format that particular partition so I can reinstall another OS in its place. Problem is, this linux partition which some of my ...
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Partition table lost - how to recover lost LUKS partition, I have some backup partitioning data

Thanks for choosing to take a look and help. The problem is this: I have a 1TB external hard disk with One encrypted partition(about 286 gb) - luks (I'll call this EP) One unencrypted ...
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Aegis Padlock 256 bit padlock reset and now what?

OKay here is how it works: The External drive has a numeric keylock on it to open it. Top level ADMIN USER levels 5 (5 partitions) Each user has his own password and admin can delete user, change ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Manual Hard Drive Partitioning Help Needed

I'm in need of some assistance with manual partitioning from the Ubuntu 14.04 install GUI. I'm trying to do a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 desktop. I have a 60GB SSD as that I want all my OS files ...
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Which manual installer settings do I have to chose?

I have 2 physical HDDs in my notebook. On the first, Windows and a fresh Ubuntu 14.04 installation should reside, while the second HDD should extend the home directory of a second user account (which ...
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Encrypted Swap Partition for 14.04

How can I produce an encrypted Swap Partition for 14.04 ? All the advices I saw here are for versions <14.04 and do not work for me. I tried a lot but nothing lasted longer than a reboot. Is there ...
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Swap not working on clean 14.04 install using encrypted home

Update 3: I decided to reinstall the system from scratch to remove any old cruft lying around since I had been experiencing some other issues after the upgrade aswell. Howver, this issue persisted. ...
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14.04 with FDE and swap is missing

Helo I have a fresh install of 14.04 on a laptop with an SSD hard drive. When installing I turned on Full Disk Encryption as well as encryption of home folder. Partitioning was left to the ...
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How to install ubuntu to a already encrypted partiton without formatting it in 14.04

Ubuntu killed the alternative installer buuuuuuh!! I am not sure but I think this was possible before with it. As far as I understand it the installer actually recreates a encrypted volume even if ...
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how to unlock hard disk?

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 all my 500GB HDD as in one drive. I cleared all the data on HDD while installing. But while starting OS, it asks to enter passphrase. With the USB I used to install ...
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Mount LUKS encrypted hard drive at boot

I have Xubuntu 14.04 on a SSD device (the HOME was encrypted correctly during intallation), additionally I have a HDD with a encrypted partition with extra data which I would like to mount in ...
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Issue with encrypted lvm during setup

How can i access a different form of partitioning, like in old alternate cd's or debian's installer, where i can choose to create a partition, make it encrypted, then add a LVM group to that encrypted ...
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Encrypted Home folder is still accessible with another distro

I partitioned an HDD in to four, the biggest of them being the HOME directory. This drive was encrypted during xubuntu installation and worked perfectly fine. I then booted from another ubuntu live CD ...
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Could my partition setup on my Hitachi Travelstar be causing SMART spinup problems?

I just purchased a refurb Samsung laptop for my girlfriend with a 500gb Hitachi Travelstar. I partitioned it and installed Win 7 (for required work related programs for her) / and 12.04 LTS (for ...
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How to remove encryption from volume during installation

I'm currently in the process of installing Ubuntu Server 12.04 onto a fresh build. I have two 3TB hard drives that I'd like to run in software RAID 1, and was following this tutorial. During ...
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How good is linux encrypted file system?

I am using xubuntu 12 . I just used palimpsest to encrypt my external harddisk and it seems cool. But I am wondering how easy it is for someone to crack my harddisk using any tools available. And one ...
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Clean Install with pre-existing full disk encryption?

There is a good chance I've missed this somewhere so I apologize in advance if I have. Also, this may be some sort of newb-ish quesion. I've run into some problems after my upgrade from Lubunu 13.04 ...
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System backup with dd to external hdd

I want to backup my whole system. I am wondering if the dd command is a good choice for that. dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb For example: /dev/sda is my system partition (partition is on a ssd if that ...
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Very Slow SDXC Card Read/Writes

Recently took my laptop which had Windows 7 on it and did a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04.4 64 Bit. The laptop has a 128GB Class 10 Kingston SDXC card installed. I used the card in Windows without any ...
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How do I make a seperate partition for my home folder?

I've herd of this referred to before and would love to know the process involved. I would also like to be able to encrypt my directory’s.
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How to resize an encrypted LLVM volume and configure it to install another Linux distribution alongside Ubuntu?

I chose to install Ubuntu with a fully encrypted disk, using LLVM. How can I resize my partition so that I can install a new Linux version alongside Ubuntu? Here's my current gparted status, this is ...
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Extending a luks encrypted partition

I'm running Ubuntu inside VMWare with a luks encrypted root partition. I'm following Resize Encrypted Partitions (from help.ubuntu.com) and am stuck at step 11. ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo lvresize -L +10G ...
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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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How to improve seperate root and home model by encription?

I use separated partitions for home and root dirs. It satisfies me well, i can easily reinstall OS if I need and not touching whole home dir. This was enough because so far I didn't have to encrypt ...
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Mounting/accessing other encrypted home directories at boot on triple-boot system

I am looking to triple boot, windows 8 (for legacy stuff), ubuntu 13.10, and a 2nd, light linux distro. Older computer, VM for 2nd distro won't cut it) I want to use encryption but can get by with a ...
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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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Ubuntu 13.04 Encrypted Hard Drive Issues [duplicate]

Ok, so I had Ubuntu 13.04 with an Encrypted Harddrive option installed on my laptop. I accidentally deleted important GRUB data trying to make more room in the boot folder i think? So the computer ...
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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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How to partition an encrypted disk

I've installed Ubuntu 13.10 and formatted my whole HDD ,and i chose to encrypt the disk and it automatically chose the LVM option (and put it as a logical partition) now after Ubuntu installed i tried ...
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What should I do with this apparently redundant swap partition?

I have a machine running Ubuntu Server on an encrypted LVM, with an encrypted swap partition. After I unlock the LVM during boot, I get this message: The disk drive for ...
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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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Better Way to Convert Partition From Ext4 to Ext2? (including encrypted home)

So I ran into a situation the other day. I needed to revert my ext4 Ubuntu installation to a ext2.This is because I am using TrueCrypt and an alternative boot loader than grub2. I have later been ...
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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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How to make a fresh install while also creating new partitions and keeping encrypted home directory

How can a machine be securely migrated from "Ubuntu - single partition - home directory encrypted" to "Debian - separated partitions for OS and home, and maybe for swap too if that is an advantage - ...
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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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Is it possible to install Win8 next to an encrypted Ubuntu?

I run Ubuntu on an SDD (encrypted with systemtools since installation). So I want to install Windows 8 on a second partion on the same drive, but it is possible to do so, without chrashing anything, ...
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How to check an encrypted disk for errors

During the last installation of Ubuntu I set up full disk encryption using the option on the installer. My disk seems to now have become corrupt, and I'd like to check it for errors. GNOME Disks on ...
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What happens when I expanding LVM+eCryptfs Volume (regarding encryption)

My system had a Windows partition using the beginning of a 500 GB disk, followed by a LVM setup with a Volume Group and several Logical Volumes (encrypted home, root, swap). I deleted the Windows ...
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Partitioning options

So far I've always been using the simplest partitioning option possibile for my Ubuntu installations: / (ext4) 50 GB swap 2GB (the size of the RAM installed) ntfs (Data) -> the remaining GBs, with ...
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How to migrate an encrypted LVM install to a new disk

I have a somewhat customised laptop install I want to move to a SSD directly, without having to reinstall Ubuntu, reinstall all the apps and make all the other changes again. The SSD is smaller, so I ...