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Light and efficient file encryption for Ubuntu.

Light and efficient file encryption for Ubuntu.

I'm using ubuntu 9.10. The system is installed on one partition, and my /home folder is on another partiton. I'm looking for a way to encrypt both partitions in Ubuntu 9.10, I'm NOT looking for encryption of specific files.

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Guest [Entry]

"I would suggest you make life slightly easier by encrypting your home directories rather than home partition, and ecryptfs would be the best tool to do this.

If you do wish to encrypt your entire home partition, this article shows how to dot using LUKS, DM-Crypt and cryptsetup. I can't vouch for the performance, but from what I've seen of most Linux solutions, they are quite usable even on older machines."
Guest [Entry]

I use encfs under Ubuntu on several machines including a netbook, and notice no slowdown at all. It works as a nested fuse filesystem, basically encrypting a directory and allowing it to be mounted in another directory. There are also tools available to auto-mount this at login, etc. TrueCrypt offers something similar, where you can create an encrypted container and mount it as well. I find both methods quite light on processor usage.