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    Stop asking for password on boot

    Is there a way to make Ubuntu not ask for a password on boot with an encrypted hard drive?

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    Re: Stop asking for password on boot

    Quote Originally Posted by kr651129 View Post
    Is there a way to make Ubuntu not ask for a password on boot with an encrypted hard drive?
    You need the password to unlock your encrypted drive, or what's the sense in encrypting it.

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    Re: Stop asking for password on boot

    Yes, you can do this with a key file. The key file can be stored on the hard drive or more commonly a flash drive.

    http://www.howtoforge.com/automatica...with-a-keyfile
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    Re: Stop asking for password on boot

    Quote Originally Posted by bodhi.zazen View Post
    Yes, you can do this with a key file. The key file can be stored on the hard drive or more commonly a flash drive.
    This. But you have to remember, just because the drive is encrypted doesn't mean you should be careless with where you put the keyfile. If it's on a flash drive, anyone with access to the flash drive will have access to your computer.

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