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How to disable cryptography in a partition? (Fedora 19)

asked 2013-07-16 14:07:16 -0500

Paulo Castro gravatar image

updated 2013-08-22 21:26:37 -0500

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I thought encrypting my home folder would be as easy as it was in Ubuntu, where the decryption took place automatically after login. But in fedora it is not like this. There is an inconvenient dialog before the login screen, and I have to put the password two times: one for decryption and one for loging-in.

How can I diable this feature in Fedora 19?

My partition is not LVM nor BTRFS, just the traditional one with ext4 filesystem, encryptaed with LUKS (probably).

Thanks!

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answered 2013-08-22 19:36:12 -0500

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Once it is encrypted there isn't a way to un-encrypt the partition so, unfortunately, the previous answer is the only real answer.

LUKS (Fedora's encryption solution) is much more secure than the solution Ubuntu is using because it encrypts the entire disk and not just a portion of it. That's why we went the way we did.

If I may suggest an alternative. If you are the only user of your system you might be able to set your account to auto login. That way you only have to authenticate once (when you provide your key to access your hard drive).

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answered 2013-07-16 15:43:45 -0500

IMO the easiest way is to perform a fresh install.

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