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Issues encrypting root partition with Luks

I was given a "golden image" of an out of date production server and was instructed to update and harden the OS for production delivery. The issue I am running into is that LUKS. I am using ...
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Deleted LUKS Disk

I had a dual-boot laptop setup with an encrypted BIOS. I then removed my Manjaro installation and deleted all of the partitions, including the Manjaro partition, which included my LUKS disk. When I ...
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Check if a block device is Bitlocker encrypted

Ubuntu 22.04 can decrypt and read a BitLocker-encrypted device/partition without a need of installing any additional software (older releases can as well, perhaps, but I have not seen it) How can a ...
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Second disk encryption using LUKS

I'm looking for a clear tutorial on how to do this but I'm encountering insufficient information everywhere. Namely, I have a laptop with the following disk configuration: Drive one has Fedora 38 ...
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Full disk encryption stopped to boot a few days after adding a second disk

Recently I added a new disk to my computer. I had a free SATA slot, so nothing else changed. A few days after the disk was inserted the computer stopped to boot. I use Debian Bookworm. I have an ...
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Encrypt ESXI by veracrypt or luks. FDE

I need encrypt esxi host by veracrypt or luks. Any idea how to done it? Can I install linux/windows first, than ESXI, than fix bootloader, than encrypt FDE in windows/linux by veracrypt? Best regards
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Remove Cryptsetup LUKS encryption [duplicate]

I wanted to encrypt a flash drive but it didn't went well. Then I tried to remove the encryption but I am unable to do it. Here is some info: LUKS header information Version: 2 Epoch: ...
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Is it possible to enable dm-integrity on an existing LUKS/cryptsetup device?

I have a large LUKS2 device created with cryptsetup that holds an LVM2 with my root and other filesystems. The device is several TB in size and I don't have any others disks (or combinations of disks) ...
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Linux Hard drive encryption password invalid after memory size change

I have an almost fresh Kali linux installation in an Hyper-V virtual machine. It is configured with hard disk encryption during installation. After some working days, I reduced the amount of RAM ...
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Ignoring the SED encrypted drives until after booting is completed [closed]

I have an Ubuntu system which boots from a small NVME disk using software encryption, TPM, etc. to mitigate against data loss in case of theft. The system is interfaced with customised PCIe hardware ...
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Detached LUKS header (on USB) for an existing full-disk encryption device with Ubuntu

I already have a /boot partition on a USB stick and a LUKS partition on my computer, which correspond to a fulldisk encryption scheme with Ubuntu 21 I want to put the header of my LUKS partition onto ...
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Superblock problem on a crypto_LUKS drive

When I try to boot from my main drive, I get this error: That message says "Inodes that were part of a corrupted orphan linked list found" so I tried this - https://askubuntu.com/questions/...
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How to install encrypted Debian/Mint on external drive and not overwrite internal ubuntu's grub?

I would like to install new encrypted debian or mint on external flash disk while already having windows and ubuntu installed in dual boot on internal drives. For booting I use ubuntu's grub on ...
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How do I interpret the output from lvs and the content in /dev/mapper?

I just asked this question and got an answer but it led to new questions. I am trying to follow this guide to create an encrypted volume on an embedded device with a limited version of Linux (e.g., it ...
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Seagate/LaCie NasOS - enable volume encryption on non-supported device?

According to the guide at https://www.seagate.com/gb/en/support/kb/nas-os-4x-setting-up-volume-encryption-006007en/ there should be an option to encrypt a volume on devices running NAS OS 4.0. That ...
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Encrypt home folder after installation

I installed manjaro more than 2 years ago. I did not choose to encrypt my home folder during installation. Now, I think I want this. Can I do this now?
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Fully encrypted Linux Mint install over multiple drives

I want to fully encrypt a fresh install of Linux Mint Cinnamon 19.X, including the boot-loader. I need a fully secure system. My current setup is as follows, which is pretty much how I'd like the ...
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Adding a drive and OS to existing system, with full drive encryption

Current state: Laptop with 1 TB encrypted drive running Ubuntu 16.04. Would like a add a new 2 TB drive that is also encrypted and install 20.04 on it. Would like to keep the 16.04 alive till I have ...
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IO Error but badblocks and fsck are happy

I have an ext4 partition with the following underlaying stack: sda1 and sdb1 are together in a RAID1, resulting in md0 md0 is LUKS-encrypted, resulting in md0_crypt on top of md0_crypt is a single ...
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Arch: Encrypt new HDD with LUKS to be decrypted in boot

I installed archlinux with full disk encryption with LUKS for both of my disks a few years back. So when booting, I need to enter the encryption key for each disk. Now I bought a new HDD and I want to ...
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Encryption after Symlinks are made

I wanted to ask before I did something really stupid. So, here it goes... . Here's the components I will be referencing: "LinuxOS" Partition (dedicated disk; no other partitions on the disk) "...
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How to encrypt an external disk without backing-up/restoring the existing data?

I have an external USB disk with ext4 unencrypted: /dev/sda1 3.6T 2.9T 613G 83% /data I wish to encrypt this disk without losing data. I migrated this disk from Raspberry3 to Raspberry4, ...
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LVM on LUKS FDE: GRUB won't mount my root partition / during boot even though cryptomount and cryptdevice are given in grub.cfg

I have a triple boot setup (3xLinux). All Linuces share /home and swap, and their / partitions are next to each other. All reside in an LVM on LUKS: # lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM ...
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Lubuntu 19.04 Calamares Installation does not provide full disk encryption

Is it possible to install Lubuntu with the Ubiquity installer used by Ubuntu? I can't setup full disk encryption correctly with the Calamares installer of Lubuntu 19.04; it has no option to use the ...
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Encrypted LVM not Booting When Demount unaffected HDD

I have a strange problem I don't understand. I have a Kubuntu 19.04 installation that has a guided install of an encrypted LVM root. lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE ...
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CentOS7 full disk encryption

I have one physical server and would like to configure full disk encryption for it. First I was playing around with an virtual machines (CentOS7) and have enabled it during installation: On reboot ...
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Migrate Arch from encrypt to sd-encrypt

I recently installed Antergos (which is basically Arch) and set it to use full disk encryption. Now, I want to migrate from encrypt to sd-encrypt because I want to be able to hibernate and I couldn't ...
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Linux full-disk encryption without initramfs

Are there any full-disk encryption schemes that can be done without an initramfs, rather getting the encryption key from the kernel cmdline? I know this sounds insecure, as an attacker could just read ...
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Can't boot Arch Linux after installation with dm-crypt whole system encryption (BIOS)

So I'm installing a new Arch with the document here for a whole system encryption. The first part I get confused is here which the document wrote: Warning: GRUB does not support LUKS2. Do not use ...
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Cloned a smaller hard drive onto a larger one. Need to expand an encrypted partition

As mentioned I bought myself a bigger hard drive (1TB to 2TB, keeping my old one for backups). I dd the small one to the big one so I have all my data on my new drive. The only issue I have that 1TB ...
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Arch Linux - How could I decrypt and automount multiple encrypted drives during init?

I have two encrypted drives (one SSD for booting and a hard drive for storage) I need both to be unlocked and mounted before all of the runlevel programs/services. Else some of my services would freak ...
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How to rescue files after $ rm -rd ./* on encrypted, external HDD?

I tried to delete all files named "Thumbs.db" with something like $ rm -rd /path/to/hdd/decrypted/folder/* --name Thumbs.db but it just started deleting in alphabetical order. Now, I have to recover ...
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System updates in arch linux with /boot in separate partition?

Sometimes, certain packages updating in Arch Linux will edit certain files in the /boot directory. For example: $ sudo pacman -S linux ... ==> Creating gzip-compressed initcpio image: /boot/...
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Grub with encrypted /boot and / on btrfs RAID1?

I'm trying to setup grub to boot from encrypted /boot on BTRFS based RAID1 array. However, I'm cannot find a way to force grub to unlock both disks. GRUB asks for key twice to unlock /boot, but I don'...
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Long booting to password screen for encrypted disk

Half year ago I bought laptop HP EliteBook 850 G3 with Intel i7, 16GB RAM and 512GB SDD. This was my first time when in installator I chose option "full encrypted disk" (don't remember exactly name). ...
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Best Disk Partitioning for OpenBSD with Gnome

I have a Dell Studio 1555 Laptop with a 320GB Hard Drive. I would like to use it at home for daily stuff. I want to try some video and sound programs for video and sound editing. I want to try an ...
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Wheres all my disk space? I encrypted a partition [closed]

In my root folder, it shows i only have 15 GB of space available. When opening Gparted, it shows an 950 gb encrypted partition. How come i only have 15GB available in my root directory? Update: This ...
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How to get quality-encryption on Debian disk after installation?

I would like to turn on the disk encryption option in Debian but I do not find any option which can put it on after the system installation, since I did not choose the disk encryption initially. I ...
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How can I manually replicate Manjaro Setup's automatic full-system encryption setup?

When I install Manjaro (16.10.3) from the LiveCD using the erase drive + encrypted option, it seems to create a setup like the following: Encrypted /dev/sda1 holding / and encrypted /dev/sda2 used as ...
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Reinstalling OS (without wiping) on whole-drive-encrypted Linux Mint system

I installed Linux Mint 18.1 with the whole-drive encryption option. Suppose I want to try out a different, but structurally compatible Linux (say, Mint 17) without wiping everything, just installing ...
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