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The message "cryptdisks stop/waiting" is issued when the /etc/init.d/cryptdisks demon is stopped, and the demon then hangs when there's an attempt to restart the service. I had the same problem (after a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.10, and running ecryptfs-setup-swap), except that for me, I did have a new entry added to /etc/crypttab, and I did have a new ...


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If you used ecryptfs for encryption (which I think is the standard encryption Ubuntu offers on install) then your password was used to wrap (encrypt) the actual disk encryption key. It's pretty easy to change your user password (using a live usb/cd) and log in again if it's only your home that was encrypted, but recovering the encrypted data will require ...


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To answer the OP question: No, windows is not encrypted. Either it has been wipe out by the ubuntu installation or it is still there waiting to be boot up. You need to look at other thread to look for your windows and how to enable booting it


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Yes. Could use whole-disk encryption like LUKS/dm-crypt/cryptsetup, or file/folder (like home folder) encryption with eCryptfs or EncFS. See their man pages for more info. Here's an excellent overview/guide from Arch, I'm 98% sure the tools are available in Ubuntu/Debian too: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Disk_encryption Here's some other Questions ...



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