Data encryption is one of the best methods to protect your sensitive files, especially if you own a laptop. Unfortunately, on the Ubuntu operating system, it's only available in the text mode installer. But that's why this guide is here, to help you install a fully encrypted Ubuntu OS on your computer. The whole process is completely safe and it is recommended to be used by anyone out there who wants to protect his/her sensitive data. To break it down to you: No more living in fear! Your data will NOT be stolen anymore!
OK, OK, so what are the advantages of this encryption?
￭ In order not to reveal data you may consider confidential, everything on that disk (including the SWAP space) will be fully encrypted;
￭ Pre-boot authentication support. This way, you can set GDM (the GNOME login manager) to automatically log-in the default user.
Any disadvantages I should know of?
￭ Except the fact that the whole installation process is done in text mode and it will take a little longer than the usual graphical installation, there are no other disadvantages!
￭ Ubuntu 8.04 Alternate CD
Let's begin, shall we? If you haven't already, get your copy of Ubuntu 8.04 Alternate CD right now from the above link, burn it on a blank CD with your favorite CD/DVD burning application, reboot your computer and boot from this newly created CD. Select your preferred language for the installation process...
Confirm the changes...
Now, the partitioning tool will format the hard drive and create the default partitioning scheme. Confirm the changes...
Encrypted Ubuntu 8.04
Step-by-step installation tutorial with screenshots!
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