LUKS, Linux Unified Key Setup, is not supported in Linux OEM distributions on systems shipped from Dell
The option to use encryption on a Linux based system, is not supported on the Dell OEM OS images shipped to Users. In order to implement encryption on the system, users will have to use a distribution obtained directly from Canonical.
LUKS, Linux Unified Key Setup, is an encryption mechanism that provides a standard on-disk-format for Linux distributions. This variation of encryption allows for multiple user keys to decrypt a master key.
In order to implement the encryption on the system, a User will first have to install the distribution of Linux desired onto the system. The disk is not encrypted until the system is prompted for setup.
Where there is an option to use encryption on a Linux based system, Dell OEM images do not ship with LUKS as part of the operating system. Any support using this software is therefore considered best effort.
Should a User intend to incorporate the Linux based encryption, the operating system will have to be downloaded directly from Canonical in order to possess the ability to use the software. Systems purchased from Dell will maintain the current standards of the operating system which does not utilize the LUKS encryption software.
Article ID: SLN302666
Last Date Modified: 06/22/2017 04:56 PM
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