This article details how to install and configure Symantec Drive Encryption for Linux (formerly PGP Whole Disk Encryption).
To install Drive Encryption for Linux:
NOTE: dkms, fakeroot and other packages may be installed during the installation process if the respective package is required but missing from system prior install.
Please note that only certain generic kernels are supported, therefore installation of WDE may fail when unsupported kernel is being used. Kernels modified for PAE, Xen, or RT are not supported. For example, when using SED 10.3.2 MP1 build 15337, the kernel module for Ubuntu release 12.04.3 LTS will be installed successfully on kernel 3.8.0-29-generic. To identify what kernel version you are currently running under Linux distribution, please use command uname -r. Information about Ubuntu kernel support may be found here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/LTSEnablementStack. Kernel version shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux listed here: https://access.redhat.com/articles/3078
License Authorization for standalone users of Linux:
Configuring a Managed Client on Linux:
Encrypting a Drive
For most users, the following command will instrument the drive, add a user (replace <username> and <userpassword> with your credentials), and start the encryption process:
Check Symantec Drive Encryption for Linux User's Guide for additional information: http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC7119
Upgrading the system
If you are upgrading your system (with Symantec Drive Encryption for Linux installed) from earlier supported version of Ubuntu to version 12.04.5 LTS or version 14.04.1 LTS, be sure to do the following: