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  1. 4

    john

    unfortunately, even after stable release, installing ubuntu 12.10 alongside another OS does not allow you the option to have an encrypted LVM. Nor can you achieve the same result by the manual partition tool.

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    1. 4.1

      finid

      You can have encrypted LVM with the automated partitioning method. It’s the manual method that’s not been implemented.

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      1. 4.1.1

        Jeremy

        NO. You can only have LVM if you choose to use the full disk. You cannot have LVM if you have dualboot or manual partitioning. Ubuntu developers chose to favor the desktop CD even with half the features missing. I curse them everyday for this.

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        1. 4.1.1.1

          finid

          Partially true. You can use LVM with automated dual-boot, not manual dual-boot. It just requires a bit more effort on your part. I’ll post a tutorial on dual-booting with Windows 7 and/or 8 with LVM and FDE later this week.

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          1. 4.1.1.1.1

            bungabunga

            hi, finid!

            did you actually post your dual-boot full disk encryption tutorial somewhere? it would really help me…

          2. finid

            On one HDD, that will not be possible with Ubuntu’s installer, because it does not have support for disk encryption when creating partitions manually.

            However, you could use Truecrypt to encrypt both ends. Perhaps http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2013/02/23/dual-boot-fedora-18-and-windows-7-on-a-single-hdd-with-fde-on-both-ends/ could give you pointers.

          3. 4.1.1.1.2

            bungabunga

            not true. luckily! i managed to find this: https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubiquity/+question/216356 and it works great.

            it’s not LVM, so the only drawback at the moment is, that you can’t make yourself a swap partition and you can’t separate /home from /.

  2. 3

    M1ke

    Good article, exactly what I was looking to know and glad that the Ubuntu devs have made it so easy.

    @Abhishek: I don’t think he needs to explain the benefits of disk encryption, this is a blog article about how to use it which implies you might already know something about it, and if not there’s a wealth of information elsewhere that’s very easy to find.

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  3. 2

    Abhishek

    Thanks for the detailed article. It could have better if you mentioned or provided link to explain the benefits of full disk encryption.

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