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Re: etch installer and dm-crypt

On Sat, 2006-09-02 at 16:29 +0200, sigi wrote:
> > > I thought the recommended way is to encrypt /home /tmp and /var 
> > > because there my 'personal' files are - and let the rest unencrypted 
> > > due to the perfomance ...
> > 
> > Makes sense, but I have read that encryption's performance hit is
> > negligible (less than 1%), true?
> OK, if this is true, the performance is no argument. Another point is, 
> that it possibly is more secure to have more little than one big 300GB 
> partition, that it should minimize the risk of data-loss: if one 
> partition crashes, the other ones should be ok. 
> Yesterday I found something on a ubuntu-forum in the net: For me it 
> looks useful... it should work on my debian-box, right? 

Here's something I just found:

I haven't read much of it yet, but there is some information on how to
use a key on a USB drive.

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