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Old 05-06-2005, 07:30 PM   #1
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encrypting the hard drive ?


How do I encrypt a hard drive in a linux operating system, and most importantly why would i want to do this. What are the benefits of it ???
 
Old 05-06-2005, 09:52 PM   #2
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The transformation of data into a form unreadable by anyone without a secret decryption key. Its purpose is to ensure privacy by keeping the information hidden from anyone for whom it was not intended, including those who can see the encrypted data.
here's a link to an article which will show you how to encrypt your home folder:

http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/6481


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Old 05-08-2005, 10:38 PM   #3
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encrypt root filesystem

i'm waiting for debian sarge to come out.
when i do it i want to encrypt the root filesystem and the swap partition.

can't really find a nice easy tutorial, i'm a bit of a linux newb.
any sudgestions
 
Old 06-06-2005, 05:04 PM   #4
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Hi there,
There is a howto dedicated to this subject http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/doc...TO-html.tar.gz
Cheers...
 
Old 06-06-2005, 05:11 PM   #5
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Re: encrypt root filesystem

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Originally posted by Garda
i'm waiting for debian sarge to come out.
it's out... http://www.debian.org/News/2005/20050606
 
  


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