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    [all variants] Re: Home partition on separate encrypted drive

    How to setup a second encrypted hard drive and move your home directory to it:

    Let's make a keyfile for it second drive, which I'll be calling cryptextra.


    sudo dd if=/dev/urandom...
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    [all variants] Re: Home partition on separate encrypted drive

    Yes, the /home directory is to be on a separate physical drive.

    I gave up trying to set this up during the install, I couldn't get it to work. I made the appropriate entries in crypttab and fstab,...
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    [all variants] Home partition on separate encrypted drive

    I'm trying to do an encrypted install of Server 12.04 with /home on a second encrypted drive.

    I can't select 'use as: physical volume for encryption' but there's no prompt for either the...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Bacula Database Setup

    Thanks! dpkg-reconfigure bacula-director-pgsql did the trick!
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    [SOLVED] Bacula Database Setup

    I'm trying to setup Bacula to do local backups to a second internal drive. I cannot get bacula-director to test the config file, it always complains that it cannot connect to the database. I see the...
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    [xubuntu] Re: password reset ok if home folder was encrypted?

    Yes, that's the whole point. Your home directory is not encrypted with your login password, the encryption key is encrypted with the login password and decrypted on login.

    If you reset your...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Encrypted Home folder

    Your home folder is where ALL of your files go. It's the only place you have write permission by default. Unless you ran something as root, it goes here. This is in contrast to Windows' virtual...
  8. [SOLVED] Re: How secure is Ubuntu compared to other operating systems?

    I see no reason it should be this easy.
  9. [SOLVED] Re: How secure is Ubuntu compared to other operating systems?

    I've found Ubuntu's security to be very good. The firewall is excellent and by default has no open ports. Updates come in a timely fashion and you can quickly patch a complete system. Privilege...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Correct settings for UFW and Thunderbird Email.

    Definitely give that a try, I didn't see any of the encrypted ports in your firewall rules. Thunderbird does use them by default!

    Your ISP may be blocking the unencrypted ones, especially port 25....
  11. Thread: does my VPN work?

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    [ubuntu] Re: does my VPN work?

    Disable the VPN, click here: http://www.whatismyip.com/

    Enable it and click again. If the IP address did not change, the you are not configured correctly or the VPN is not working.
  12. Thread: Stolen laptop

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    [ubuntu] Re: Stolen laptop

    A burglar is not going to put much time into bypassing passwords/encryption, unless you were specifically targeted for the data. Most likely your laptop was wiped and reinstalled with a bootlegged...
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    Re: Truecrypt noob question

    Hidden volumes are supposed to be deniable and are created inside of existing volumes. For example, let's consider a 100MB outer volume with a 30MB hidden volume. The hidden volume is at the end of...
  14. [kubuntu] Re: Automount other harddrives with encrypted home directory

    If these HDDs are connected during boot and encrypted using LUKS, you need to make keyfiles for them and entries in /etc/crypttab
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    [SOLVED] Re: Ubuntu 11.10 FDE w/ XTS

    Right, it should say sudo. I'll fix it. And yes, this is for a clean install.

    Are you trying to do an upgrade? Make sure the options field of crypttab does not have an 'lvm=' option set. It's in...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Ubuntu 11.10 FDE w/ XTS

    Thanks for the correction. I've done this setup before, on earlier versions of Ubuntu, so I took it as a challenge to get it working in this version. Like some other users, I like having options and...
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    [SOLVED] Ubuntu 11.10 FDE w/ XTS

    In this guide I'm going to show you how to install Ubuntu 11.10 with full disc encryption with XTS. I'm using the desktop installer, the alternate installer does not support this mode. I've done...
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