ecryptfs

Large .ecryptfs folder on new computer

Large .ecryptfs folder on new computer I have recently built a brand new computer and decided to install Linux Mint on it and I have recently realized that I only have about 730GB of free space out of the 1TB SSD I installed. After some investigation, I found a .ecryptfs folder in my home directory …

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Accessing files in old computer hard drive

Accessing files in old computer hard drive An old laptop with ubuntu 16.04 just died, i have extracted the hard drive and I’m using now a sata to usb cable to connect it to another laptop. Windows doesn’t show anything, so I have mounted the new version of ubuntu on a usb drive and using …

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Setting correct size for "cryptsetup: WARNING: Option 'size' missing in crypttab for plain dm-crypt mapping root" message

Setting correct size for "cryptsetup: WARNING: Option 'size' missing in crypttab for plain dm-crypt mapping root" message I have a full disk encryption using ecryptfs, after upgrading to 18.10 a warning message started to appearing at boot: cryptsetup: WARNING: Option ‘size’ missing in crypttab for plain dm-crypt mapping root. Please read /usr/share/doc/cryptsetup/README.initramfs and add the …

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Cannot login, after a failed attempt to uninstall ecryptfs

Cannot login, after a failed attempt to uninstall ecryptfs I probably did a few things wrong on my Ubuntu installation, and I hope that someone here can help me fix that. I’ll try to describe in details what I did, if you need more technical detail ask me in comments; I suppose I can edit …

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How is it possible 8 blocks get allocated but file size 0?

How is it possible 8 blocks get allocated but file size 0? Someone ask me in other site about this question, i.e. a file named “abc.dat” has 0 file size but 8 blocks, and this is the output I ask him to give me (Some text has been translated from Chinese to English): $ cp …

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mount: No such file or directory with encrypted recovery

mount: No such file or directory with encrypted recovery I have destroyed my Mint Linux installation. I just wanted access to my remote storefront. So what happened was I was having trouble with ICEauthority file in my home directory. So following different directions on the internet I came to the conclusion that I could set …

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Use rsync to backup .ecryptfs, but also use exclude some folders inside

Use rsync to backup .ecryptfs, but also use exclude some folders inside I want to backup the /home/.ecryptfs folder on my machine using rsync. I don’t want to back up the unencrypted files. However, I want to exclude certain folders. For example, music, downloads, or virtual machines. I have figured out that if I run …

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SSH public keys not working; my home directory is encrypted

SSH public keys not working; my home directory is encrypted I installed Ubuntu LTS 14.04 server edition on a remote computer, and added my local public key to ~/.ssh/authorized_keys on the remote computer. I found that I still needed to use password to log in the remote computer, even after setting the permission of ~/.ssh …

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Recover deleted folder in encrypted home

Recover deleted folder in encrypted home I have a big problem! i accentually deleted a very imported folder in my home dir while creating a backup. I stopped the backup, shutdown the laptop, but there are still a lot of files to be backed up. So I am afraid of manipulating the encrypted home. The …

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Are there any security risks when mounting as root?

Are there any security risks when mounting as root? Are there any security related risks when mounting with root privileges compared to mounting with regular users? I have a script which does some ecryptfs mounting with non-root privileges (by design), but it doesn’t work as expected on all required Linux systems, so I’m wondering if …

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How do I mount an encrypted /home directory on another Ubuntu machine?

How do I mount an encrypted /home directory on another Ubuntu machine? I’ve done something a bit, well, strange. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 directly onto a USB thumb stick, encrypting the /home directory as given the option during the install. The filesystem is btrfs, I believe. I’ve now stuck this into my computer running Ubuntu, …

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conceal home folder completely – is ecryptfs the right choice?

conceal home folder completely – is ecryptfs the right choice? On my Debian-Testing-System, I want to completely conceal the home folders. That means, I not only want the data to be encrypted, but I also want to preclude determining any (or most) information from the encrypted data. For instance, also file names should be encrypted. …

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Can't do SSH public key login under encrypted home

Can't do SSH public key login under encrypted home I can’t do ssh public key login to my server and I think this issue is related to the fact my home is encrypted. I chose the option “encrypt my home folder” under the Ubuntu install setup. The permissions on /home/MY-USER are 700. I’ve tried another …

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Mount options with ecryptfs encrypted home

Mount options with ecryptfs encrypted home I’m using ecryptfs for an encrypted home directory. I would like to try out the mount option “ecryptfs_xattr” on my encrypted home directory, because it will probably improve performance. Can I specify this option somewhere, and still have it decrypt the home when I log in? (I assume I …

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Is there a tool to map ecryptfs plaintext and encrypted filenames?

Is there a tool to map ecryptfs plaintext and encrypted filenames? Ecryptfs encrypts filenames and sometimes I need to find particular file, so I would like a tool to map the encrypted filenames back to their plaintext file name. Asked By: Eddie Garcia || Source You would want to use the utility ecryptfs-find Answered By: …

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How to stop using built-in home directory encryption?

How to stop using built-in home directory encryption? I have a new Ubuntu 10.04 installation with encrypted home directory (using the built-in encryption offered by Ubuntu installer). What’s the easiest way to stop using encryption? (I.e., to decrypt my home directory permanently.) (It’s giving me problems with kernel updates, and I’d just like to cut …

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