Live 9 with Mac OS X FileVault2 disk encryption?

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Re: Live 9 with Mac OS X FileVault2 disk encryption?

Post by hacktheplanet » Sat Jun 27, 2015 9:10 pm

H20nly wrote:2 out of 30, that's not great odds. Any idea what other factors, if any, may have contributed?
The issue I'm talking about only happens when the drive is unlocked. It's more like 2 times out of how many times these computers have been rebooted during that time period. Maybe 2 / 2000 ?
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Re: Live 9 with Mac OS X FileVault2 disk encryption?

Post by H20nly » Sun Jun 28, 2015 5:26 pm

Ah! Much better odds

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Re: Live 9 with Mac OS X FileVault2 disk encryption?

Post by nowtime » Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:15 am

Any experiences with Live + encrypted disc or thoughts about the importance of encryption?

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Re: Live 9 with Mac OS X FileVault2 disk encryption?

Post by fishmonkey » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:17 am

nowtime wrote:Any experiences with Live + encrypted disc or thoughts about the importance of encryption?
despite my earlier misgivings i have been using FileVault2 for over a year now, as whole-disk encryption is a good way of safeguarding your data, even if your machine is stolen. no issues so far, it has been very robust. even a handful of kernel panics and hard resets have not caused any issues.

i still would not use it on a machine dedicated to live performance though...
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Re: Live 9 with Mac OS X FileVault2 disk encryption?

Post by nowtime » Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:39 pm

Yes, makes sense to not use on a live performance machine. Do you know what caused the kernel panics? In 12 years of using Macs I've never had one. The thought of it makes my kernel panic.

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Re: Live 9 with Mac OS X FileVault2 disk encryption?

Post by fishmonkey » Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:52 am

nowtime wrote:Do you know what caused the kernel panics? In 12 years of using Macs I've never had one. The thought of it makes my kernel panic.
kernel panics are usually caused by hardware faults or buggy software with low-level system hooks (e.g. device drivers).

i have had a cursory look but am not sure what has been causing them recently. i suspect it is some software i have installed. usually i am quite cautious about installing extra software, but i haven't been using my machine for live work this year, so have been a bit more loose with installing things...
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