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Old 11-23-2015, 06:01 PM   #1
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Learning Linux, Linux Mint : fstab and crypttab


Hello:

I was not able to find /etc/crypttab in iinux mint 17.1.

I do not have encryption yet on LM 17.1.

Here is what I did:

/proc $ sudo find / crypttab | grep crypttab
/usr/share/man/man5/crypttab.5.gz
/usr/share/gnome-disk-utility/edit-crypttab-dialog.ui
find: `crypttab': No such file or directory

Why crypttab not exists?
Thank you.

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Old 11-23-2015, 06:05 PM   #2
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I do not have encryption yet on LM 17.1.
That might explain why you don't have /etc/crypttab.


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/proc $ whereis fstab
fstab: /etc/fstab.d /etc/fstab /usr/include/fstab.h /usr/share/man/man5/fstab.5.gz
Try the highlighted file.
 
Old 11-23-2015, 07:55 PM   #3
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Addendum:

I forgot to ask this question:

Does this means we have to create our own crypttab file
if we want to do manual encryption setup?
 
Old 11-23-2015, 10:18 PM   #4
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Addendum:

I forgot to ask this question:

Does this means we have to create our own crypttab file
if we want to do manual encryption setup?
I would assume that crypttab is created by the Linux installer if you ask it to encrypt at least one filesystem, but if you set up encryption after installing your system, you have to write it.

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Old 11-23-2015, 10:42 PM   #5
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Make sure you write down your encryption password or you won't be able to access your system.
Also, read the documentation on it first so you don't get any surprises.
-::-And perform a back up before hand.-::-

http://community.linuxmint.com/softw...ew/cryptkeeper

http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/1975
 
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Old 11-23-2015, 11:06 PM   #6
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Thank you all.

The reason for asking above questions is that I wanted to use cryptsetup via command line to learn about encryption setup.
 
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Thank you all.

The reason for asking above questions is that I wanted to use cryptsetup via command line to learn about encryption setup.
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