[dm-crypt] how to get a full disk encryption running on Linux Mint 17

Arno Wagner arno at wagner.name
Fri Jun 13 23:59:11 CEST 2014


Hi Andreas,

I have in fact a netbook with this done by the MINT installer.
No issues with it.

Doing this yoruself is hard and requires changing the initrd 
for your distro, which is decidedly advanced.

Arno

On Fri, Jun 13, 2014 at 08:24:27 CEST, Andreas wrote:
> Hi Benjamin, hi Jonas,
> 
> thanks for the warm welcome.
> 
> I didn't try do set up encryption in Mint using its own installer.
> But you are right, Mint 17 is able to handle this.
> 
> So, also thanks for this hint.
> 
> The file cryptsetup/README, that you gave me the link to, is also helpful.
> But most of the Linux commands are completely new to me, so it takes
> some time to understand everything.
> 
> regards
> Andreas
> 
> Am 12.06.2014 14:11, schrieb Benjamin Eberhardt:
> > Hi Andreas,
> >
> > the linux mint 17 installer can do this for you automatically. If you
> > boot your system with the mint 17 live cd and then run the install
> > program at some point it will ask you for disk encryption. You just
> > have to tick the coressponding box [1] during the install process,
> > probably as well as the "use lvm" box so that all volumes can be
> > unlocked at once. I just did this a week ago.
> > I used to do this manually before but I do not remember the details on
> > how to get the unlocking at boot time right..
> >
> > [1] e.g.:
> > http://cyberraiden.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/linux-mint-17-mate-screenshot-install-2.png
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Benjamin
> >
> >
> >
> >
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