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Thread: Is Whole Disk Encryption an option on the standard Hardy desktop install?

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    Re: Is Whole Disk Encryption an option on the standard Hardy desktop install?

    Thanks for the link -- would have been nice to see a few more benchmarks, but the performance hit wasn't as much as would have thought. Looks like the liveCD may include this by default according to the article.

    Good to know.

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    Re: Is Whole Disk Encryption an option on the standard Hardy desktop install?

    As long as we're wishing, let's hope for selective encrypting of directories. An encrypted /home, /swap, and /var might be a good idea, but why have an encrypted /etc, or /lib?

    Also, let's put /home on its own partition in the default install.
    Last edited by AnotherDave; April 26th, 2008 at 02:06 AM.

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    Re: Is Whole Disk Encryption an option on the standard Hardy desktop install?

    Quote Originally Posted by AnotherDave View Post
    As long as we're wishing, let's hope for selective encrypting of directories. An encrypted /home, /swap, and /var might be a good idea, but why have an encrypted /etc, or /lib?

    Also, let's put /home on its own partition in the default install.
    Yes, so by default the installer now creates an LVM physical volume that's encrypted, but you could turn it around: set up LVM, and encrypt some of the logical volumes only. (shameless plug: I just wrote up how I configured this stuff - though have not been as smart as to encrypt only some parts...)

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    Re: Is Whole Disk Encryption an option on the standard Hardy desktop install?

    Quote Originally Posted by AnotherDave View Post
    As long as we're wishing, let's hope for selective encrypting of directories. An encrypted /home, /swap, and /var might be a good idea, but why have an encrypted /etc, or /lib?

    Also, let's put /home on its own partition in the default install.
    well, it is much simpler to encrypt it all than to worry where you all may have sensitive data.... e.g. /etc contains users, groups and passwoords.... that might be helpful....

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