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Full disk encryption under Linux

Topics: Users Discussion
Aug 31, 2016 at 6:17 PM
Sorry to ask the following, maybe I didnt read the manual carefully enough.
I am under the impression that veracrypt only allows full disk encryption (the whole hard disk) under Windows.
Under linux we are stuck with partition encryption, and frankly, I dont trust that. I am too paranoid data will leak into non-encrypted disk space.

Are there plans to give linux full disk encryption support?.

Thanks!.
Sep 1, 2016 at 3:54 PM
verawookie wrote:
Are there plans to give linux full disk encryption support?.
would be great
Sep 6, 2016 at 8:46 PM
A. You might want to watch this thread:
https://veracrypt.codeplex.com/discussions/656123

I'm hoping somebody who knows more about booting than I do will comment. Failing that,
when I get around to it, I aim to attempt the idea I mentioned in my last post. Maybe you'd like
to experiment with it in the mean time.

B. Although I regard it as a fun trick to attempt, I'm not sure it has much practical value. In
Unix-like OSs it is generally pretty easy to make a "live" system that will boot from some sort
ROM, classically a cd or dvd. And security wise, it seems to me that that totally trumps an
encrypted system. There simply IS no persistent system data. Any data you want to persist, you
save with your data.