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How to install ubuntu 14.04 Desktop with Encrypted LVM

Posted on  4/18/2014

Ubuntu comes with an awesome installer , you just have to follow simple steps to get installed and running Ubuntu desktop there is nothing fancy , but if you want some security features like encrypted partitions with logical volume groups then you have to change some default installation behavior .
okay let me show you how to install with encrypted partition with LVM .

Please Note :
1 . Perform Each and Every Steps carefully , if you don’t have any idea what is all about then please leave .
2 . Use at your own risk
3 . I do not issue any guaranty that it will work for you as it worked for me .

STEPS

1 . Insert Your Installation media and choose install

Select Install
Select Install
Select Install

2 . Select Your Language

Choose Language
Choose Language

3 . choose Download updates ( optional )

allow updating while installing
allow updating while installing
allow updating while installing

4 . Partition Window Choose ” Encrypt the new Ubuntu Installation for Security ” and click Install Now

Erase and partition
Erase and partition
Erase and partition

5 . Choose a Security Key ( Memories that , or write down on paper and mail that to your mother or grandmother )

by doing that installer will create and setup LVM and encrypt that for you , every time when system will boot it will ask for password so make sure you don’t forget that .

Encrypting
Encrypting
Encrypting

  1. Choose your Location

location
location
location

  1. Choose Keyboard layout

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Screen Shot 2014-04-18 at 11.06.12 pm

  1. Enter Your Account Info ( Name username password etc )

Account Info
Account Info

9 . Wait Until it finish Installing ….

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Screen Shot 2014-04-18 at 11.16.00 pm (2)

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Screen Shot 2014-04-18 at 11.08.12 pm (2)

After Installation Restart

  1. Enter Encryption Secret Key to mount the boot partition

Enter Your Password
Enter Your Password
Enter Your Password

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Screen Shot 2014-04-18 at 11.20.04 pm (2)

  1. Now Login with your account password

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Screen Shot 2014-04-18 at 11.20.26 pm (2)

  1. You can see info about logical volume groups by typing
sudo lvdisplay

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Screen Shot 2014-04-18 at 11.24.17 pm (2)

Done

Now your Ubuntu Installation is complete , But don’t forget to update

sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get upgrade 

Helpful Links :
1 . https://help.ubuntu.com/14.04/installation-guide/amd64/ch06s03.html#partman-crypto
2 . http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/LVM-HOWTO/

Enjoy and Share with Your Friends .


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