Setting up an encrypted Debian system

Friday, 27 July 2007, 12:04 AM EST

Ever since I heard that the new Debian “etch” installer supports encrypted LVM, I wanted to try having an encrypted disk. Given recent news stories about loss of identity information from stolen laptops, it is certainly not paranoid to want to do this — and if you tell me otherwise you are probably one of those guys trying to steal my identity information!

One way would have been to re-install Debian on my laptop from a Debian install CD after saving all my data — but I can already hear sarcastic clucking sounds to the accompaniment of flapping arms folded at the elbows if I even think this way. The whole point of the exercise would be lost if I have to re-configure my laptop all over again. So here it goes!

At Linux Gazette.

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