[clug] Ubuntu encrypted file systems

Robert Edwards bob at cs.anu.edu.au
Mon Aug 17 17:42:41 MDT 2009

Jack Kelly wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 18, 2009 at 9:12 AM, Ian McLeod<ianmcleod75 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I have turned up a few sites on the net but all seem complicated.  I am
>> wondering if Karmic Koala (next Ubuntu version) will support this out of the
>> box so I should wait, or dive in and do it now.
> Ubuntu alternate install CDs have supported disk encryption in the
> partitioner at least since Jaunty.
> Karmic has some pretty compelling reasons to upgrade, though:
> - automake1.11 - AM_SILENT_RULES is awesome
> - networkmanager supports PEAP with GTC (ANU-Secure works!)
> - kernel mode setting is really neat to watch.
> There's a known issue with flash on amd64 machines, though, that might
> make you want to hold off until after release.
> -- Jack

The Ubuntu Intrepid (8.10) alternate install CDs support booting from
an encrypted root filesystem and we used that to great effect in the
Free and Open Source Software Development (FOSSD) course we ran in

Suspend to RAM should work fine - haven't tried it. Suspend to disk
may be an entirely different kettle of fish (or, at least, resuming
from an encrypted filesystem...).


Bob Edwards.

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