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automounting encrypted partition on boot: how to make init parse crypttab before fstab?

I’m running elementaryOS 6.1 and so close to getting automounting my encrypted partition on boot and throwing in the towel. first some context, I have /home in an encrypted partition that as a ...
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Elementary OS 7 Horus - LUKS Volumes support (disk encryption)

I am struggling with setting up LUKS Volumes with encryption for Elementary OS 7 Horus. I am using this tutorial: https://www.mikekasberg.com/blog/2020/04/08/dual-boot-ubuntu-and-windows-with-...
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p7zip cannot be executed

The icon of p7zip does not appear in the applications, but if I type p7 in the search window, it says : execute "p7zip". I press it, and nothing happens. I had installed it with sudo apt ...
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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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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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