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Those would all work, but the teacher is VERY hesitant about me changing ANY settings on his computer. The question is not how to work around this, but is there ...
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    Those would all work, but the teacher is VERY hesitant about me changing ANY settings on his computer. The question is not how to work around this, but is there truly no disk encryption available on Linux?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sxeraverx
    Those would all work, but the teacher is VERY hesitant about me changing ANY settings on his computer. The question is not how to work around this, but is there truly no disk encryption available on Linux?
    Not even the BIOS? That's a simple thing to rectify. and the password can be whatever the teacher wants.
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    Give him a good beating

    Don't let that n00b stand in your way

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    Thanks a million, jaboua. That's exactly what I needed.
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    But wait up... I can't understand one thing... how does this kid change the root password??? If you don't have the root permissions and the passwords are shadowed there's no way to change them!!!

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    Yes it is. As root on the livecd, you mount the partitions and chroot into it. Then, you're automaticly root, and can just run "passwd"

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    gee... I never thought that! anyway I've never heard of a feasible way to encrypt a system disk which can boot on its own... encfs stands in the way between the kernel and the rest of the OS...you can't boot a disk encrypted with encfs...

    the only way I think is the BIOS password..

    if I'm wrong please tell

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