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How to encrypt swap and home partitions? 
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Post Re: How to encrypt swap and home partitions?
IMHO I don't think a swap partition is necessary if you have >2 GB RAM and a light enough Desktop Environment.


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Post Re: How to encrypt swap and home partitions?
cackerso wrote:
The title says it all. Do you create encrypted swap and home partitions when you install MEPIS 11 rc2? I tried the directions in the wiki and they don't seem to work with MEPIS 11 rc2. after it's installed.


Are you talking about this entry in the wiki:
http://www.mepis.org/docs/en/index.php?title=Encrypted_Partitions?

If so, what part is giving you problems. I've been using an encrypted /home partition using this method for a couple of years on my laptop that I travel with. I recently upgraded to M11 and was able to easily set it up to use the partition without any issues.


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Post Re: How to encrypt swap and home partitions?
MEC2011 wrote:
IMHO I don't think a swap partition is necessary if you have >2 GB RAM and a light enough Desktop Environment.


A friend's computer is running antiX11 on a P4 with 256MB without a swap. It runs, but sssslllloooowwww. Mepis 11 wouldn't boot from the usb, I seem to have a problem with the antiX partition manager, so the next shot is hardware. I'm waiting on an IDE/usb adapter to write a new disk.

So, depends on what you need in terms of speed and responsiveness.

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Post Re: How to encrypt swap and home partitions?
Well, a P4 with only 256M of ram will probably seem very slow even with a swap. But running without one with so little memory is only going to make it slower I would imagine.

I agree with ME2011 though. I run without a swap partition on my laptop with 4G of ram. I haven't noticed any issues or slowdowns. When I did have one enabled it looked like it was never being used, at least according to the system monitor.


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