[sf-lug] Help get Ubuntu LiveCD to have encryption options!

Stefano Maffulli smaffulli at gmail.com
Thu Apr 28 17:16:53 PDT 2011

I haven't installed a new version of Ubuntu for a long time: why would one
need to encrypt the whole disk? IIRC Ubuntu's installer allows to encrypt
/home partition: do I remember wrong?


2011/4/28 Micah Lee <micahflee at gmail.com>

> I apologize to people who are also subscribed to noisebridge-discuss who I
> just sent the same plea to, but I think it's important and LUGers are likely
> to care :).
> A lot of us are Ubuntu users, and also a lot of us are cypherpunks. With
> every Ubuntu release (happy Ubuntu Natty release day!) I'm reminded that I
> need to download the alternate CD instead of the normal desktop CD if I want
> to use whole disk encryption, which is really important for every laptop
> user and is easy to use and built into the operating system. But why the
> alternate CD instead of the normal desktop LiveCD? Because they just haven't
> programmed it yet.
> I recently talked to the chief technical officer of the Ubuntu project,
> Matt Zimmerman, who told me that ideas that gain steam on
> http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/ actually get implemented. Please create an
> Ubuntu Brainstorm account and upvote solution #1 on this idea and spread the
> word: http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/24712/
> If you can just click "encrypt my hard drive" during the install, a lot of
> people who have no idea that whole disk encryption is an option with Ubuntu
> will have much stronger security. And I'll finally be able to download the
> normal desktop CD to install Ubuntu.
> Micah
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