Encrypted swap and encrypted home directory support in the desktop CD installer.

Roman Shtylman shtylman at gmail.com
Sun Aug 23 16:42:26 BST 2009

Should I go ahead an add the option to the kubuntu installer as well?
Or do we not yet know the status of encrypted home/swap for kubuntu?


On Sun, Aug 23, 2009 at 10:07 AM, Evan Dandrea<evand at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> As of the latest daily-live CDs [1], we have support in the desktop CD
> installer for encrypting swap (via ecryptfs utils) automatically when
> the user selects the "encrypt my home directory" option.  Given that
> this was the blocker for making the encrypted home directory option
> visible in the installer last cycle (it's currently hidden and has to
> be enabled by hand), I was wondering if you guys could take a look at
> the state of this option once more?  Ideally, I'd like to be able to
> make the encrypted home directory option visible, but leave the
> default option as "require my password to log in".
> To test encrypt swap and encrypted home, select your language at the
> CD boot prompt, hit F6 to bring up the extra options menu, then escape
> to hide the menu.  You should see the kernel command line string that
> will be used.  Type user-setup/encrypt-home=true just before the
> double hash, leaving a space between it and the other options, then
> hit enter.  If you typed it correctly, when you get to the "Who are
> you?" page of the installer, you should see an option for "require my
> password to log in and decrypt my home directory".  This should be
> selected by default, so once you proceed with the install you should
> have encrypted swap and an encrypted home directory at the first boot.
> Thanks!
> 1: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current/
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