October 22, 2016
by Nick Congleton
IntroThere are plenty of reasons why people would need to encrypt a partition. Whether they're rooted it privacy, security, or confidentiality, setting up a basic encrypted partition on a Linux system is fairly easy. This is especially true when using LUKS, since its functionality is built directly into the kernel.
Debian/UbuntuOn both Debian and Ubuntu, the
cryptsetup utility is easily available in the repositories. The same should be true for Mint or any of their other derivatives.
$ sudo apt-get install cryptsetup
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