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    Easiest Full Disk Encryption on a distro?

    Hello everyone. I'm not all that new to Linux, but I have an eeePC and I have to use Full Disk Encryption because of sensitive client information on it.

    I've had Ubuntu on this laptop before and it was fine. So I grabbed the Ubuntu Alternate Installer to get FDE on it, I followed the guides online, and it doesn't quite work. (It doesn't detect the network during install and then it doesn't load into the desktop when I actually start it up.)

    My question - are there any distros that support FDE in their main distro version? Just encrypting the home folder isn't appropriate for my uses.


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    There are hardware and software implementations of Full Disk Encryption. To get hardware-based FDE, just get a hard disk drive that supports it (google for FDE drives). For the software version, FDE means basically that you're encrypting the entire filesystem (versus just /home, etc.), less the MBR and /boot partition. Many current mainstream Linux distros support software FDE within the installation itself, which is very handy. Personally, I use Fedora (and RHEL and CentOS) to encrypt my entire partition. It is very straight-forward and easy.


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    I had it working on Ubuntu 9.4, but have deleted my client info from disc and have it in a crypto usbstick now

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