I was reviewing the FAQ for cryptsetup today and noticed the following warning on the page:
- Ubuntu as of 4/2011: It seems the installer offers to create LUKS partitions in a way that several people mistook for an offer to activate their existing LUKS partition. The installer gives no or an inadequate warning and will destroy your old LUKS header, causing permanent data loss. See also the section on Backup and Data Recovery.
That’s pretty bad. That’s actually something that is not forgivable, IMO.
Any time you deal with someone’s data, you should be very careful, too careful.