[Linux4christians] Encrypting gOS on Cloudbook?
chris at adebenham.com
Wed Mar 4 16:38:26 EST 2009
I'm not that familiar with gOS, but it is fairly simple to do with
Ubuntu or Debian.
Both have the ability to setup encrypted partitions in the installer
(you have to use the alternate install CD rather than the Live CD for
You can try doing so manually after install via 'cryptsetup' but it
will take a bit of fiddling around and you will have to backup/restore
I'd recommend not bothering to encrypt the root partition, but have
seperate partitions for your home directory and swap - and then
encrypt just those two.
If you are running a recent ubuntu you can also look at encrypting
just a singe 'Private' directory and put all your important data in
All these things should be possible in pretty much any Linux distro,
but others may know particulars for gOS
2009/3/5 Greg Slade <grgaslists at rogers.com>:
> Last summer, I think I told you that I had picked up an Everex Cloudbook in
> Hong Kong for testing purposes. What I might not have admitted is that I
> played with it a bit in the airport on the way home, started to doze off,
> and shut it down. When I got home, I couldn't remember the username and
> password I had used, so I was locked out until I figured out how to "hack
> into" my own machine.
> Now, I need to figure out how to prevent anyone else from using the same
> trick. One of the things I need to be able to demonstrate (if we're going to
> start using these things for work) is the ability to encrypt the hard drive,
> and require a password before unlocking the computer. Now, this is the kind
> of thing which any number of tools can do after the fact for Windows, but I
> don't know enough about Linux to know what to use.
> So, if you needed to encrypt your Linux box, how would you go about it?
> Greg Slade
> I can't remember if I'm the good twin or the evil one.
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