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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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Unsafe swap space detected

So I had a Ubuntu 13.04 installation and I had encrypted my hard drive while I was doing installation. I was playing around and mistakenly deleted all the partitions, now I downloaded lUbuntu 13.10 ...
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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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How to decrypt the encrypted partition durning bootup in livecd?

I make a liveusb with a encrypted partition,if I didn't mount it durning bootup, I can decrypted it after logged into desktop. But I want to mount it on /home,since fstab is regenerated during bootup, ...
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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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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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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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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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Recover data from a corrupted encrypted hard drive where cfdisk still sees a crypto_LUKS partition

I'm trying to recover files from an encrypted hard drive that seems to have forgotten that it was ext4. When I do a dmesg | grep sd I get: [ 3422.805164] sd 6:0:0:0: [sdb] 488397168 512-byte logical ...
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How to install (fresh) 12.04 with disk encryption AND bigger /boot and swap?

I'm installing Precise (12.04) on a laptop with 2G RAM and a new 1T disk. As it's a fresh install, preserving old content is not an issue. I'm using the alternate install disk. I want a 1G /boot and ...
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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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How Can I Successfully Copy User Profiles With An Encrypted Home and Swap?

I followed the instructions in Can't Clone a User Profile? with only partial success. I get an error message that is something to the effect of cannot copy /'olduser' /../'newuser' unable to create ...
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Sharing /home and non-system directories between multiple distributions of linux?

Lets say, I have Ubuntu, Debian, Backtrack, etc. on the same laptop. I have an encrypted home folder, and use full disk encryption at the same time, and would like to find a way to: Move the home ...
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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

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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Gnome Disk Utility: Cannot change passphrase

Specifications: Gnome Disk Utility v.3.0.2 running on 12.04 LTS on a generic AMD64 box used to partition a HDD interfaced via SATA and create the file-system. Options defined were the following: No ...
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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 ...
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Create fully encrypted disk with 2 logical partitions?

Ideally I'd like to use full-disk encryption but have two partitions. Anyone know if this is possible? (Even better, I'd like to resize the one I have and add a partition, but this looks very ...
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Encrypted LVM on multiple drives [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Full Disk Encryption with LUKS: auto mount second volume I want to set up encrypted LVM when I install Ubuntu. I have an SSD and an HDD and I would like to put /boot, ...
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New lvm install to pick up existing home drive and reinstate swap partition

I've read so many variables on what I'm trying to do, I thought it better to ask outright. I've been through a few installs and upgrades of Ubuntu but never had my system (root) drive encrypted. Just ...
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How to open encrypted partition, knowing the passphrase?

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 with the encrypting option. Soon after I found that I have lost my Windows Vista and all my previous partitions as the in the new Ubuntu only one hard drive with ...
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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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Resizing boot partition with full disk encryption

I have seen the answers to the general question regarding resizing the boot partition. In my case, I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 Alternate with full disk encryption. Since the drive can not be ...
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swapon --all --verbose : 'read swap header failed: Invalid argument'

Recently ran through EnableHibernateWithEncryptedSwap and ran the following command: swapon --all --verbose and received: 'read swap header failed: Invalid argument' How do I fix this? Here's some ...
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Disk '______' doesn't contain a valid partition table

Having recently run through EnableHibernateWithEncryptedSwap, I now get 3 separate 'Disk doesn't contain a valid partition table' when I run sudo fdisk -l: Disk /dev/mapper/ubuntu--t10194-root ...
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“Partition Misaligned by 1024 bytes” on encrypted lvm

Disk Utility is giving me the error "The partition is misaligned by 1024 bytes. This may result in very poor performance. Repartitioning is suggested" on a partition which holds an encrypted LVM. I ...
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Which partition is the Ubuntu?

I am encrypting my entire Ubuntu partition with TrueCrypt, but I am not sure which one is the Ubuntu partition? I have dual boot Ubuntu with the other being Windows Vista which has basically no ...
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Encrypted 3TB USB drive GPT /GUID shows wrong size in ubuntu 12.04/64bit

My external USB drive with GUID Partition Table shows wrong size and i am thinking thats stopping TrueCrypt from mounting it. The disk is Formated in Win7 and works there fine. The 2. partition is ...
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How large should I make root, home, usr, var, and tmp partitions?

i install ubuntu server 10.04, have 64 Gb VHD. And want to separate partitions in this mode: /dev/xvda0 p on swap (2 Gb) /dev/xvda1a0 e on /boot (128 Mb) /dev/xvda1a1 e on / type ffs (local) ...