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Inconsistent Naming for Historical Reasons This will very likely have historical reasons. In the beginning, there was only PGP, which was (for reasons of export restrictions) somewhat open sourced. Some time later, there has been an initiative to write down specifications, released as OpenPGP, and the Gnu Privacy Guard GnuPG was developed on that base. ...


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I traced /dev/mapper/cryptswap1 down to /dev/dm-1 so this worked for me: sudo mkswap /dev/dm-1 sudo swapon -a This enabled the swap that was already there. I am using Ubuntu 14.10 64-bit.


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If your windows 7 running with Enterprise/Ultimate you can use Bitlocker to encrpyt it and for Ubuntu you can use LUKS,


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First you may want to make a backup of those (pretty sure you said you did, but just double checking). Next, you can try to disable the encryption, install grub, then re-encrypt the Windows partition. Otherwise, you probably shouldn't use grub. What should you use I hear you ask? There are two options, you can either press your boot key and move to the ...


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Since you could not get unencrypted content and the read-only filesystem problem messed up the steps, login to a TTY (CtrlAltF1) using your username and password, and do: sudo mkdir /home/bak sudo mv $HOME /home/bak sudo mv /home/.ecryptfs /home/bak sudo cp -R /etc/skel $HOME sudo chown -R $USER:$USER $HOME In order, these commands do: Make a backup ...


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Xubuntu says there is no install because your disk is encrypted, so the Xubuntu installer can't tell there's an existing Ubuntu install, and doesn't know it can be decrypted. Op success on that front. The best way to swap from Ubuntu to Xubuntu is just to install the Xfce desktop on the existing system. How do I switch to Xubuntu? Once you're happy with ...


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I'm not sure how you changed your user name to NEWUSER, generally running adduser is a good way to create a new user, and leave the old users alone, or there are some gnome gui tools for users & groups too... It sounds like your original user had an encrypted home using ecryptfs, but you've either modified the user to have a new name & password, or ...


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I am currently using 12.04 on most of my PCs, and most of them were installed with Encryption turned on. On my installations, encryption having been turned on means that the actual personal data folders are encrypted for ALL accounts installed on that computer, regardless of whether accounts are added or deleted. As I recall, the choice to select this sort ...


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At first, I am recommending to use the manual command: man encfs. The encfs command makes an encrypted filesystem. And for example test user wants to access your folder, He can not. It doesn't matter how strong is your filesystem encryption, if the hacker crack your easy login password. He can access your fs, because the hacker will be the fs owner. You ...


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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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Whether or not your Ubuntu install is encrypted has nothing to do with your issue, it very much looks like you told the installer to put it over Windows and onto the whole disk (apart from the uefi boot partitions). The encryption only plays a role in gparted not being able to look into the luks-disk layout ubuntu created. [On the up side, your better off ...


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There is a misconfiguration in Ubuntu that results in the aesni_intel module not being loaded early enough to handle crypto for boot-unlocked devices. I was able to fix this on my machines by doing: sudo vim /etc/initramfs-tools/modules Below the last line, add # enable h/w accelerated encryption cryptd aes_x86_64 aesni_intel Then run sudo ...


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To retain all the changes that you make on the LiveUSB, you'll have to enable Persistence on the USB drive. You can achieve this with an application like UNetbootin. Enter the amount of space which you wish to allocate on the USB drive for your data in the column marked in the image below. All the changes you make, ie install applications, create files ...


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You can find instructions here: http://www.pendrivelinux.com/creating-an-ubuntu-live-usb-from-cd/ :) "Persistence" is what they call it when you can save your settings and data and it's not just live. It should be possible to make the individual folders that you save encrypted and require a password, the same way as when as booting your OS from your ...


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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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I guess grub didn't updated good after your reinstallation. You could try this to get windows back on the boot list: sudo update-grub


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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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I had the same issue, This article solved my problem: https://goshawknest.wordpress.com/2010/04/16/how-to-recover-crypted-home-directory-in-ubuntu/#comment-2037 (the specific comment which the link forward solved the specific problem)


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Looks like ecryptfs-recover-private might work for you, it's supposed to search all drives for encrypted private folders and let you decrypt/read them, or you tell it which private folder to try. May work best when ran from a live cd/usb, maybe try that if it doesn't work.


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lsblk will also tell you which partitions are available on which drives, you probably want to run e2label on the right partition, like /dev/sdg1 or whichever it is. I don't know the exact e2label command you're trying so I'm not sure. But just noticed it looks like your hard drive partition is encrypted with LUKS? That could change things, you may need to ...


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I hope this helps anyone that may have come across the same situation. It turns out, after 8+ hours of trying to figure this out, I get some rest and come back and solve it in under 30 minutes. It turns out I was hot on the tail of the answer every time. From the host system, when I mount the encrypted disk for a backup, I do the following sudo cryptsetup ...


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If your passphrase contains the numbers and you use num-keypad to enter the numbers - be sure the NUMLOCK is on. I know it's stupid, but once I got 3-minutes troubleshooting job done to figure out that my disk is not accepting the passphrase just because of it....


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Download "Disks" from Software Manager. Run it. Select your encrypted device partition. Click gear icon. Select "Change passphrase". That's it


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Luks works at the block level so theoretically you can put any filesystems you want inside it including NTFS. But you wouldn't be able to boot directly into Windows and access it, except I guess if Windows was running on a virtual machine inside your Linux installation. While setting it up is outside the scope of this site, you could use Bitlocker.


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Truecrypt is not discontinued in the strict sense of the word. It has been rebranded "CipherShed" and it'll be maintained by other people, but it actually is the very same open source code base. Plausible deniability should not be underrated this way. People that says things like "I can say I have forgotten my password" does not understand the point. Some ...


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In bash: if [ -e /etc/crypttab ] ; then echo "Yes, you do!" else echo "No, you don't..." fi In human: If you have a /etc/crypttab file on your system, yes you need to do something special to your encrypted folders!


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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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I've managed to figure this out, if you create the partition without encryption then format it again with encryption it seems to work. Seems odd that you're allowed to select the encryption option at a stage that it will not work.



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