Encrypted filesystems

Asked by Jon Charge on 2011-01-07

If I tell Ubuntu to encrypt my home directory on install, what algorithm does it use, key strength?

Also, why can I not find a very easy way to do a whole disk encryption?

Thank you for your time.

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Hi Jon Charge,

> If I tell Ubuntu to encrypt my home directory on install, what algorithm does it use, key strength?

The following link may solve your request:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/EncryptedHome

> Also, why can I not find a very easy way to do a whole disk encryption?

"easy" is a very relative term. You can find dozens of ways of doing it more or less complex just googling. ie:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/EncryptedFilesystemLVMHowto

http://learninginlinux.wordpress.com/2008/04/23/installing-ubuntu-804-with-full-disk-encryption/

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FullDiskEncryptionHowto

HTH

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