OpenSUSE :: Disk Imaging Software That Supports Encrypted LVM Partitions?

Sep 5, 2011

I can see from /var/log/messages error messages and weird crashes that the disk in my laptop is on the way out. I plan to replace it but to do this I'd rather not have to install everything again.My laptop has these partitions:Windows Recovery (10GB)Windows 7 (NTFS 96.6GB)Linux /boot (ext4 100MB)Linux LVM (encrypted, 143GB)I need software that will allow me to create an image (or images) of all these partitions, save the image(s) to a USB hard drive and restore from those images once I've put the new, blank, hard drive into the laptop. Does anyone know of software (either open source or commercial pay-ware) or a technique to do this?

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OpenSUSE :: Cannot Find The Configuration Setting For Mounting Encrypted Partitions

Aug 1, 2010

I have an encrypted partition which shows up in Dolphin file browser.But as a non-root user, I cannot unlock and mount it. A message in Dolphin comes up saying that a policy prohibits this. As root, this unlocking of the encrypted partition goes normally. I cannot find the setting to change in KDE perhaps;

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OpenSUSE Install :: Mounting Encrypted Partitions As User Not Root?

Mar 21, 2011

there is a way to mount, encrypted partitions as a normal user and not as root so that i may copy files into it using the file manager itself? even in the case of normal partitions other than /home, i can't seem add any data in them. the mount points i used are seperate directories within the /home partition?? also, is there a way to create partitions in such a way that it can be accessed, just as how windows partitions are accessed in linux?

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Ubuntu :: Disk Imaging Utility ?

Mar 29, 2011

I'm searching for a GUI disk imager, something, that will be the GUI front end for dd. Ghost4Linux G4L is not an option, I want to be able to make security backups of my USB thumb drives, CDs, DVDs...

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General :: Hard Disk Imaging ?

Jan 27, 2011

I need to take an image from my laptop hard disk which has Linux SUSE installed , and I want to restore the image to another laptop (which is the same as mine). how can I do this ? in Windows environment , many programs can do this easily , but I don't know how to do this in Linux .

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Software :: Imaging Hard Drives - Gparted To Resize The Newly Imaged Disk Accordingly

May 26, 2011

The problem is every forum I read pretty much ends up with someone suggesting DD, everyone agreeing and the threads dead-end. This is not a good solution for real world large scale usage which is what I'm trying to do. At least it doesn't appear to be unless there is some switch I have misinterpreted when invoking the command. The problem I have with it is it's super bloated and god awful slow. It tries to write out the entire partition or set of partitions (based on the choice I have made) reguardless of if any of the space had been empty, and lets say the partition I copied from was 80 GB and I copy it to a 160 GB disk/partition... I am left with an 80 GB partition and 80 GB unused space and a need to use another tool such as Gparted to resize the newly imaged disk accordingly.

Right now what I use is Norton Ghost and it can do the job I need in only a couple minutes instead of a couple hours and it sizes the partition to max size all at once. I do not want to use this program tho... The fact is in order to make ghost run at a usable speed I have to use it's Windows and not its DOS version which leaves me using something like BartPE and... that's worse than using Windows ME. Surely someone out there has noticed this is a problem and developed a better program that can at least run on par with Ghost.

why I was hoping for a Linux solution it's because I would like to use a "one stop shop" disk, so to speak, where I can boot into a small linux distro such as Puppy and have a full suite at my disposal rather than booting with one disk, wiping, rebooting with another disk, ghosting then testing everything. I suppose if anyone knows of a distro that can already do all that including a good ghost alternative already packaged I would love that.

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Hardware :: Check Whether A Disk Supports 32-bit IO?

May 18, 2010

want to know enable 32-bit IO-support on my hard driveusing hdparm . But before I enable 32-bit support , I want to knowwhether my hard drive supports 32-bit IO or not. I tried the -I option with hdparm , but it is not telling clearlywhether it supports 32-bit or not. The following is the output from the hard drive of my system (hdparm -I ) .

Enabled Supported:


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OpenSUSE Hardware :: 11.2 Does Not See My SATA3 Hard Disk / Partitions?

Apr 13, 2010

I got a new hard drive yesterday, a Seagate Baracuda XT 2000GB SATA3. I'm running it on the SATA3 jmicron chip in AHCI mode, and Opensuse 11.2 is having issues with using this hard drive properly.

The hard drive seems to take a while to detect, for one thing. After it is detected however, I am told I have no hard disk that can be used for installation. The exact message is:

"No hard disks were found for the installation. Please check your hardware!"

After that, I'm told the partitioner can't read the partitions on my hard drive properly:

"The partitioning on disk /dev/sda is not readable by the partitioning tool parted, which is used to change the partition table.

You can use the partitions on disk /dev/sda as they are. You can format them and assign mount points to them, but you cannot add, edit, resize, or rename partitions from that disk with this tool."

I partitioned the new hard drive under Windows, with a partitioning tool called Partition Wizard (free / home version). I'm not sure if hard drives partitioned with this tool are not recognized by OpenSuse's partitioner, or if it's something else.

I already installed Windows on this hard drive, so I can't delete all the partitions I have so far and start all over again (I'm keeping my system a dual-boot between Windows 7 and openSuse 11.2). What can I do so OpenSuse will see and modify my partitions? If it is the partitioning not being understood, is there some sort of tool that can make the partition table of the hard disk linux-readable? (a free Windows program that could do such).

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Ubuntu :: Automatically Mounting Encrypted Partitions ?

Nov 24, 2010

I've created some encrypted partitions using Disk Utility, and would like them to be automatically mounted when Ubuntu starts up. Is there a guide to this anywhere?

I've gathered that it involves /etc/crypttab and possibly /etc/init.d/cryptdisks, but haven't had much success so far.

Ideally, some of the partitions would mount early in the boot process, while some of them can mount after I've logged in.

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CentOS 5 :: Encrypted 4 Partitions - Entering Password Just Once?

Feb 28, 2010

I just installed CentOS 5.4 (x86_64) and I encrypted my /home /var /tmp and /mnt/Storage partitions, along with my swap partition. My only complaint is that when I boot, I have to enter my password 4 times, and I did not pick a short password. The password is the same for all 4 partitions. Is there anyway I can set things up so I can just type my password once? Once I get everything set up, I won't be booting that often, but right now it is a PIA.

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Ubuntu Installation :: 9.10 - Non-system Disk Or Disk Error With Manual Partitions

Apr 9, 2010

This is the third 9.10 install to do this on two different laptops, so wondering what's up...

In both cases, the goal was to leave a large chunk of unpartitioned disk after the Ubuntu partitions, for a second OS install or a filesystem Ubuntu cannot create like NTFS.

When I install with manual partitions, the system can't boot and asks for me to insert a system disk and press any key. When I reinstall telling Ubuntu to "use the entire disk" it then works.

First laptop, first try:

Remainder of the 500GB disk is free space.

Fails to boot, "insert system disk".

First laptop, second try without the /boot partition:

Remainder of the 500GB disk is free space.

Fails to boot, "insert system disk".

"use entire disk" works perfectly.

Second laptop, first try:

Same thing, non-system disk or disk error, insert system disk.

Second try "use entire disk" is currently in progress but I expect the same to happen.

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Fedora :: Grub2 Support Booting Off Of Encrypted Partitions?

Oct 12, 2009

Does grub2 support booting off of encrypted partitions? I'd like to have an encrypted linux system, but only have space for one partition or logical group in my mbr. Or can I include that one /boot partition in the lvm group.

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Fedora :: Disable Plymouth Mounting Of Encrypted Partitions?

Jan 23, 2010

I just updated a system to Fedora 12. It has the same partition setup as the previous Fedora 11, but now when booting it pauses with a padlock icon next to a text entry box.I'm assuming it's trying to get my password to mount the encrypted partitions I have on the drive.

However, most of the time when I'm using that computer, I don't want those partitions mounted, and I would prefer to do a luksOpen/mount manually during those times I need the data thereon. Is there a way to get plymouth to ignore those encrypted partitions while it's booting, so that bootup doesn't pause for user input? I have an empty /etc/crypttab and the partitions in question are not in /etc/fstab.
For anyone who's looking at this, pass "rd_NO_LUKS" on the command line to disable the initrd from looking for encrypted partitions to try to mount.

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Debian :: Make System Ask Password For Encrypted Partitions Only Once Not For Each Of Them?

May 29, 2011

I have installed debian 6 on two of my laptops. During installation I chose to encrypt my partitions (swap, root and home). Now I find it annoying that during boot up I'm asked for password, for each of these partions seperately. I have given same password for all three of them. How can I make the system ask for the password only once. I know it can be done because on fedora it was like that before.

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Debian :: Recovering Grub After Windows Installation - Encrypted Partitions And LVM

Nov 4, 2010

I'm running Debian Squeeze AMD64 with full disk encryption and LVM. After reinstalling Windows 7 I lost GRUB from the MBR. I managed to install GRUB after following this guide and using an Ubuntu 10.04 graphical installation disc, but I only get to a GRUB CLI when booting, so I can't actually choose an OS there.

I tried following this guide but I'm stuck after "# Mount the partitions to /mnt/root" and don't know what to do.

Does anyone know how I can fix GRUB so I get to choose between Debian and Windows 7 there?

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Server :: Secure - Filesystem And Partitions To Be Encrypted But Without The Need To Insert Some Code When Rebooting

Apr 26, 2011

I have implemented a web application on Linux that I want to deploy and sell to customers. I want to sell ready systems including the hardware. The application is written in PHP/MySQL. What I am searching to achieve is :

1) Find a way so that filesystem and partitions to be encrypted but without the need to insert some code when rebooting. So that if someone gets out the hard disks and attach to another system, cannot have any access to my files or settings. And of course when rebooting (e.g. after a power failure) encryption to be applied automatically.

2) I know that there are ways to bypass root password on a Linux system. Can all these ways be unassigned ? I want the only way to have access to system, to be by using the root password and nothing else.

I have thought of using a virtual server instead of a physical one (like deploying a virtualbox server) but still would like this to be the most secure possible including not only remote but also local access to system.

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Ubuntu :: Encrypted Swap And Suspend-to-disk

Feb 15, 2010

I have installed ubuntu via the alternate installer, activating encrypted home directories, which in turn enabled to have encrypted swap partitions and disabled hibernation (suspend-to-disk). I understand the arguments for having an encrypted swapspace in these cases. However, I'd like to be nevertheless able to hibernate. Now that the system is already set up, I cannot change and completely encrypt my harddisk via LUKS+LVM as it is suggested in numerous places.Instead, I tried the following. I created two swap partitions (sda7 and sda: one being encrypted via cryptsetup, to be used as a 'real' swap (sda7). Another without encryption, which is not listed in /etc/fstab, so that it is not normally used by the system. I have then configured uswsusp in order to use sda8 as a resume partition:


I have decided to encrypt the resume image - I don't care entering a password once every time I resume, it just shouldn't be at every boot. And this way, I can have hibernation without the uncomfortable solution of having my decrypted, open files on the disk as clear text. However, as sda8 is not 'mounted' when I want to suspend, I get the following error:


When I try to suspend now, it works. The image seems to get correctly written to sda8. However, on reboot, the image does not seem to be detected and the system is not resuming. I end up with a fresh login screen. would be also to unmount sda8 upon resume, is this better done by entering a hook in /etc/pm/sleep.d or can I just continue in the wrapper script above by executing s2disk.unwrapped only by calling it (without 'exec'), and entering a swapoff line behind it?

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Ubuntu :: Skipping Encrypted Disk At Boot?

Jul 18, 2010

Ive managed to screw up an encrypted disk experiment, basically at boot i get ask to enter my password which i lost.

Only a data partition is encrypted, the linux system is unecrypted.

However, the skip option thats presented that should work via S does not work. every key in input adds one * behind the password prompt.

The password prompt changes from white to red though. as if in the white phase you should be able to skip.

Im to lazy at the moment to swap the drive and comment the drive in fstab

I already booted in single, but still the mount occours. is there another way to get the system booting?

ubuntu server 10.04

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Debian :: How To Open Encrypted Mac OS Extended Disk Image

Apr 11, 2016

I tried to access files from my old hard drive that used to be in a Mac (which unfortunately isn't working anymore). I connected it to my computer which I am running debian gnome on. So my question is how do i access a mac os extended disk image. The disk is encrypted and when i try to open it it says that i don't have permission. I think its encrypted in AES 128 bit.

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Debian Configuration :: Creating LUKS Encrypted USB Disk

Jan 15, 2016

Is it better to install LUKS to raw disk (/dev/sdb) or disk partition (/dev/sdb1)? What are best LUKS options?

"cryptsetup benchmark" output
Code: Select allPBKDF2-sha1      1310720 iterations per second
PBKDF2-sha256     862315 iterations per second
PBKDF2-sha512     590414 iterations per second

[Code] ....

Is slow hash better or how to choose it? It is clear that aes-xts is best choise. Is 265 bit key good?

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Fedora Installation :: F9 To F10 Upgrade, Now Can't Boot Encrypted Disk?

Oct 4, 2009

I just upgraded my F9 system to F10 using they preupgrade method, and though nothing seems to have failed during the upgrade I can't boot my system any longer.I have a completly encrypted system, and so I need to enter a passphrase at boot. The new F10 system does boot and I do get a Password: prompt but the passphrase is not accepted.My passphrase doesn't contain any odd characters to prevent problems with keyboard mappings. Just plain letters (upper and lower case) and digits

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OpenSUSE Install :: Access Partitions From Vista - Can't Open Ext3 Partitions

Jan 9, 2010

I have vista and opensuse 11.2 on my computer, the problem is i can't open ext3 partitions from vista but i can the other way. I tried Ext2fsd but the linux partition is always in a read only mood even when i change this option. Also, all folders are empty I downloaded the program as admin and compatable with XP SP2.

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Red Hat / Fedora :: Automount LUKS Encrypted NTFS USB Disk In RHEL 5.3

Dec 23, 2009

I have an external 300GB (Toshiba) disk which I encrypted (using cryptsetup luksFormat) and then installed an NTFS filesystem on (need to be able to use it in both Linux and Windows - using FreeOTFE). The disk mounts fine in windows and on my Fedora 10 system it automounts.

I can manually mount it on the RHEL5.3 system, and gnome-mount gets as far as recognising that it is encrypted and asking for the key, but it doesn't then mount it - I then have to manually mount the /dev/mapper/luks... device.

Does anyone know how to do this - if it works in Fedora 10 it ought to be possible to get it to work in EL5.3 I'd have thought.

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Slackware :: Automount LUKS Encrypted USB Disk As Regular User

Oct 29, 2009

How can I get a LUKS encrypted partition on an external USB device automounted with r/w access for non-privileged users?

I just reformatted an external USB device with ext4. The only partition is LUKS encrypted. Now, when I plug the device to my computer, KDE notifies me and asks me to enter the LUKS passphrase. Then it mounts the device. Little snag here: Non-privileged users have read-only access.

My user is a member of group plugdev, but not of group disk, as this was discouraged several times, e. g. by Robby Workman. With non-encrypted disks regular users have read/write access, or can change the filemodes accordingly, as far as I recall (currently I have no more non-encrypted disks left to verify it...)

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Mar 31, 2010

I have an OpenBSD server and I access i'm trying to access it via serial port with a Opensuse computer. I have been using Minicom but its 2 emulation types (vt102 and ANSI) Dont seem to be working for me. Is there a terminal emulator for linux that supports wyse50? That would be best.

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Ubuntu Security :: Make Ubuntu Simultaneously Unlock Multiple Encrypted Partitions At Boot

Jul 15, 2010

I installed 4 encrypted partitions (/, /var, /tmp, and swap) that are mounted at boot using the Alternate Installation Disc, and they all have the same password, but I have to type that password in 4 times when booting up. How do I make it so I only need to type in my password once?

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Feb 9, 2011

This is my specific solution to my specific problem. After updating to Squeeze from my prior Lenny distro (amd64 with whole disk encrytion using LVM2, dm-crypt, LUKS) everything went well - at first. I was duped like so many, thinking that all was well and I could remove the legacy-grub (aka: Grub1) and just use grub-pc (aka: Grub2). As soon as I removed the legacy-grub and rebooted my laptop, I was confronted with:

GRUB Loading stage1.5 GRUB loading, please wait..Error 15 At this point I wasn't sure if it was a Grub problem or a deeper encryption problem - especially after reading that some people had missing packages in Squeeze (lvm2, dm-setup, initramfs-tools, etc.)

Okay, the solution for me.

1. download and burn to disk: debian-live-6.0.0-amd64-rescue.iso[URL]..

2. scroll to and press enter/return on: text rescue

3. choose a root directory - for example: /dev/blah/root (I wrote down the list of possible /dev/.... for reference - this helped me remember where and what I had partitioned in Lenny)

4. choose: Execute a shell in /dev/blah/root

5. once in the shell, I discovered I needed to mount a few of those partitions that I had written down in order to get access to grub-probe, update-grub, grub-install, etc. You may not have to if your partitions are minimal. I you need to use other partitions, type (for example):


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Ubuntu Installation :: Upgrade To 9.10 Failed; Can't Boot And Have Encrypted RAID Disk?

Feb 23, 2010

I was running Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop on a headless Pentium 4 machine which is our file, mail, web & fax server. The two x 250GB SATA hard disks were in a RAID 1 array with full disk encryption. Ran the 9.10 upgrade via WEBMIN and it failed. I should have known then to copy over everything to a backup disk, but instead I rebooted.

On restart the machine accepted my encryption passphrase but promptly hung with a mountall symbol lookup error - code 127. So I can't start the machine to get at the disks, and using a Live CD is useless as it has no way to open the RAID array to get at the encrypted partitions. Although we have data backed up (as at last night) I'd hoped not to have to rebuild the entire server from scratch. But its looking bad.I have taken one drive out and plugged it into another machine (Hercules), and the partitions show up as /dev/sdb1 /dev/sdb2 /dev/sdb3.

If it weren't for RAID, I could open /dev/sdb2 the main partition) in Disk Utility and enter my encryption passphrase to get access. But RAID adds a layer of obstruction that I have not yet overcome. I used mdadm to scan the above partitions and created the /etc/mdadm.conf file, which I edited to show the 2nd drive as missing (rather than risk corrupting both drives). I activated the RAID array with mdadm, and cat shows:

root@HERCULES# cat /proc/mdstat
Personalities : [raid1]
md1 : active raid1 sdb3[0]
1815232 blocks [2/1] [U_]


I've been searching the web for hours but have yet to find someone with a solution to this situation. If anyone has a thought on how to access this disk I'd be pleased to hear from you. In the meantime I will start building a new (9.10) machine from scratch, without RAID, 'cos that's probably going to be necessary.

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Debian :: Reverting RAID 1 - Mount Partition As Standalone Encrypted Disk

Feb 11, 2011

I have 2 identical disks originally configured as a pair for a server. Each of the disks has 2 partitions dev/sdb1,dev/sdb2. The sdb1 partitions I had configured as a raid1 mirror. The sdb2 partitions were non-raid and used as extra misc. Space. Further, the raid setup is also encrypted using dm-crypt luks. Now I want to redeploy each of the disks for new purposes. One of the disks i want to deploy exactly as before (keeping the partitions and content), however without being part of a raid array.

I've successfully deployed this disk into a new system and I am mounting the dev/sdb1 partition as dev/md0 because the disk is set to autodetect raid. Actually I am using cryptsetup and mounting with mapper. Can I get rid of the setting for auto detect on this partition without losing the data, or breaking the encryption? I just want to mount the partition as a standalone encrypted disk. Is it as simple as doing crypt setup luksOpen /dev/sdb1 then mounting it with mapper? Or do I need to change the partition in some way. Or do I simply continue to operate it as a 'broken' raid array?

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OpenSUSE Network :: OpenSSH Chroot Only Supports Internal-sftp?

Nov 16, 2009

Had my chroot jail all set up and working nicely in OpenSUSE 11.1, upgraded to OpenSUSE 11.2 and had to set:

Subsystem sftp internal-sftp
(which was:
Subsystem sftp /usr/lib64/ssh/sftp-server)
ForceCommand internal-sftp


Of which with-pam is mandatory. I used prefix to put the binaries in a place that would not conflict with the standard distribution, this meant I also needed to change /etc/init.d/sshd so that it referenced the newly compiled version of sshd, and copy /etc/ssh/sshd_config to /opt/etc/sshd_config.

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