gurtz wrote:However, I do like the idea of an LTS release, and with the recent backports of some of the newer 14 features to 13, it is more appealing. I am curious as to whether you considered 13, or just 14. If you did consider 13 (and I understand there are some scripts/instructions for FDE available), what made you decide to go for 14?
I've done it. I strongly wanted Mint but I've always used the Ubuntu alternate installer disc because a lack of full disk encryption is a deal-killer for me. Clem's suggestion seemed easy enough. It wasn't. I managed to screw up a dozen attempts and I could fill pages with all the error messages I got trying various things. However, here's what finally worked.
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda/ bs=512 count=1
... I also wanted also have Mint auto-encrypt my /home folder but then to relocate it to a separate (second) disk drive. Here's what I did that worked:
... I also wanted also have Mint auto-encrypt my /home folder
gurtz wrote:tonywhelan said:... I also wanted also have Mint auto-encrypt my /home folder
On a related note, how important would you (and others) say /home encryption is if one already has full-disk encryption? If file and folder permissions were set up correctly, wouldn't it be redundant? That said, I don't really understand all the intricacies, so I might be missing something.
Interesting. After showing me the passphrase prompt about half the time for the first couple of weeks, it no longer shows up. I also figured out that all I needed to do was type the passphrase and hit enter. Like you, I rather enjoy the invisible initial prompt. Theoretically, it's a problem but I don't care to fix it.tonywhelan wrote:...I have also had the reported problem of a blank screen after booting a newly encrypted disk (it was on an Ubuntu build). An ATI Radeon driver issue in my case. Once i figured out that I just had to type my encryption passphrase and press Enter, I was quite ok with it, kinda liked the idea of it hiding the passphrase prompt!
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