Quick question. Is there a way to check if full disk encryption is active in elementary OS?


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In terminal use ls -A /home command.

If there is .ecryptfs folder then it's encrypted. :)


You can boot from a liveusb and attempt to mount your partitions. I you are prompted for a passphrase then It's encrypted. Just to be sure it was done correctly. :)

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