Setup and benchmark encrypted partitions in Ubuntu

Wednesday, 16 January 2008, 5:13 PM EST

Weíll benchmark the raw performance of an encrypted volume and compare the results to an unencrypted volume and see just what kind of real world compromises we see.

To start out we need free space on a drive that isnít partitioned, or enough patience to resize an existing one. Just about everything here needs root privileges, since weíre working with filesystems. It would be easiest to start a root terminal withsudo su, then enter your password.

At fsckin.

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