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Data encryption in elementary OS

The home PC has elementary OS. When installing the system, I encrypted the data. After the next boot, I enter the password, but it does not accept the password. The password is 100% correct. I changed ...
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I have some features in mind about the perfect Linux OS: does elementary OS will answer to them?

I would like to know if the latest version of Elementary OS allows to: change the Mac address of the computer on each reboot change the Mac address every x minutes hide any folders (and subfolders) ...
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DNS / VPN advice

I have added some IPV4+6 DNS to the wifi configuration and would like some articles to dig through or some pro advice to encrypt and or secure some things here inside E os. Edit: also noticed the ...
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No way how to encrypt in custom install

I can't find an option to encrypt the partition in a custom installation of eOS6. There is only an option to format the partition as ext4 for example. But no option to add encryption. When choosing to ...
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No way to select LUKS encrypted volume as /root during Odin install

On a multi-partitioned macbook SSD : no problem to decrypt the Luks volume (see image below) but no way to select the decrypted volume (here /dev/mapper/data) to mark it as /root mountpoint Thanks, ...
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AMD Laptop: Boot sometimes fails

I seem to have fixed this issue and posting my answer below. TLDR: this seems to be common problem with AMD machines. I am stuck with a boot problem I struggle to narrow down: I installed elementary ...
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I can access to elementaryOs files from outside and/or how to crypt the home folder

I need to hide my files, but from another Linux partition or linuxLive I can access to the files in the home folder. I don't want this. I also tried to set reading right off with chmode but anyone can ...
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Encryption of multiple disk partitions

Recently I have tested many many Linux distros, and I must say to me Elementary seems to be the best in all aspects. I would love to use it, but there is an issue that bothers me: I would love to be ...
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libnss3 package version update (document signing issue)

I am running EOS 5.1 lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: elementary Description: elementary OS 5.1 Hera Release: 5.1 Codename: hera I am currently experiencing a ...
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Elementary OS with custom partitions - lvm, luks - doesn't ask for password at boot

I've tried installing Elementary OS with a custom partition scheme, using both LVM and Luks, but after the installation I can't log into the system: the kernel boots but cannot mount the encrypted ...
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How to boot from existing LUKS partition? (dual boot)

I installed elementary os on my laptop that already has some OS's installed. The way I achieve this is; I have an efi partition /dev/sda1 I have a LUKS container in /dev/sda2 The LUKS container has a ...
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How to unlock a disk during installation?

I'm installing elementary OS for the first time. I'm using a MacBook 2008 unibody which had El Capitan as the OS. Installation was proceeding satisfactorily until I got this message: "Please unlock ...
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Disk size reported incorrectly after install with HDD encryption and replace empty disk space

During the Elementary OS installation process I checked the "Replace empty disk space" option in the disk encryption settings. After installation the disk size shows 109 GB free. Should the disk ...
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How to encrypt home folder after installing ElementryOS Loki

I forgot to check for home folder encryption at the time of installation.? So is there any safe way to do that. Thanks in advance.
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(Is it possible to find out) what caused or might have caused my encrypted home folder to get unmounted?

Two days ago while I was working with OpenShot video editor that was constantly crashing, my home folder got unmounted. When I tried to access my data there were only two files in my home folder: ...
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How to remove full disk encryption?

I want to learn Linux so after lot of research I choose Elementary OS to start with. I installed it using USB as my primary and only os, after first time installation everything was fine and running ...
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Check whether full disk encryption is active?

Quick question. Is there a way to check if full disk encryption is active in elementary OS? Eduard
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Encryption of the 'home' folder

How can I encrypt only the home folder? I do not want to enable the encryption from the installation procedure.
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Encrypted Elementary doesn't boot on first try

After installing nvidia-370 drivers from official PPA, I cannot boot into my system from first try. So, basically each time I try to start my machine, after initial bios diagnostics it produces this: ...
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How can I encrypt a drive with LUKS

There are tutorials for setting up LUKS encryption on secondary drives in elementary OS, but is there a simpler way to do this with the existing graphical interface?
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UEFI dual boot won't dual boot

I have a work laptop that had an encrypted partition with Windows 7 and I wanted to dual boot it with Loki. I installed Loki, but during the installation process it told me that I couldn't install it ...
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How to change password of /home folder encrypting?

When you just change your password the passkey isn't changing (Maybe, it's a bug?). So, how to change it?
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Is it possible to remove full disk encryption?

all: I currently have elementary OS 0.3.2 Freya (64-bit) on a Dell Latitude E6530 laptop (Intel i7-3520M/2.90GHz, 8 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD). I chose to encrypt the disk when I installed. As I am the ...
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No password change with encrypted home folder [duplicate]

I have a freya 0.3.2 / Win 10 dual boot system with an encrypted home folder on a separate partition. Recently I changed my user password in the system settings. As a result, I could not log into the ...
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How do I install current versions of OpenSSH and LibreSSL?

The versions of OpenSSH and OpenSSL that ship with the Ubuntu base version can be several releases out of date. How can I install updated versions?
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How do I mount encrypted root LVM volumes for editing or recovery?

I needed to move the /home directory on the boot/root drive to another disk to free up space. This meant replicating the data to the other drive, then mounting the encrypted boot drive offline so I ...
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Changing full disk encryption password

Is it possible to change the full disk encryption password after installation?
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