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Old 05-09-2011, 05:03 AM   #1
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Luks Root Partition on Laptop

if encrypt my root partition with Luksformat on my laptop and the battery suddenly goes out without a proper shutdown, I stand a big chance on corrupting the luks header or key slot?
Old 05-10-2011, 09:13 AM   #2
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I have an encrypted filesystem on one of my home Desktops and I've tried several times to unplug the power supply cable when the OS was still running in KDE (without proper shutdown). I had no problems with this. Although it is not a Laptop I think that the scenario is similar. One time it happened, that on boot it said that the filesystem on cryptroot is not clean but it completed the normal disk check and booted up successfully.

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