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hello guys, so I initially created a monero wallet and have xmr currently stashed in there, through whonix. it is near impossible to run the gui through whonix as it is entirely too slow. I downloaded the monero gui on my host os (ubuntu) and when I go to set up my wallet, I use the same seed and everything and after it all syncs up, things are good. the sync using the remote node even takes quite a while on ubuntu as well. the problem is, for some reason it does not save and everytime I go to use the GUI on ubuntu, I have to re-enter my seed and re-create the password and wait for the whole sync process all over again; why in the world does it reset everytime I open up the gui???

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well those remote nodes get you a random one from lists that are randomly populated, so its possible your synchronizing from someone running a raspberry pi.

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Original Poster1 point · 8 months ago

ahh, gotcha. I just want to know how I can fix this issue so I don't have to put in my seed and re-sync everytime I want to use the gui on ubuntu. when I try to use it on whonix, it just crashed the system because whonix can't handle it

yeah, like I said I dunno. can u get on freenode IRC #monero ?

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Original Poster1 point · 8 months ago

that a chat?

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localmonero.co? I tried going there but it's telling me to turn on javascript. Do you just go there on the clearnet?

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Original Poster1 point · 8 months ago

yea, I just browse on clearnet. if you're using tor you could always temporarily allow scripts. I don't think that would be too harmful, but not positive

Yea I try not to allow scripts on Tails/Tor. I guess buying Monero is not illegal. I'll check it out tomorrow. Thanks for the heads up. This BTC has me worried. I want to buy some stuff @ ~80 bucks, would really hate if my 80 was worth 50 in two days... That's another trip to the BTC atm and wasted money.

So you're just meeting people in person and giving them cash on that localmonero site? Do you use the "official" monero wallet?

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Original Poster1 point · 8 months ago

never done it before, but I would probably do cash by mail. and you can either use the monero web wallet or the monero hardware wallet gui or whatever

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Hi guys, so I officially set up my Monero hardware wallet today and am using the moneroworld node. I'm just wondering, do I have to wait for that long thing to sync up everytime I open the wallet or am I just missing something here....

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No, you just need to sync once

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Original Poster1 point · 8 months ago

hmm that's strange because I did fully sync it using the remote node then stopped the daemon, closed the wallet. I came back little later to open it back up and the whole synchronization process started all over again...

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so when I'm browsing the offers on LBC signed out, there are some decent deals but then when I sign in to purchase, they are suddenly gone?! what is the deal with that??? the only deals available when I sign in are insanely high. I just don't understand, hope yall can offer insight. thank you

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alright guys, I'm a info sec beginner so please bear with me.... so I just purchased a new laptop and a buddy of mine does information security for a living and I had him help set it up, configure/optimize it and make it as secure as possible, to his standards at least. I don't quite know what he did, but everything is completely set up now. the host OS is ubuntu, connected to a vpn, and using whonix via virtual box. the issue is, he freaking forgot to encrypt the disk when installing ubuntu!!! after doing some reading, that is the only time you are able to encrypt the disk, is upon installation.... soooooo I can't really wipe it and start from scratch since I don't quite know what he did security wise, but is this really that big of an issue, having my disk unencrypted? are there any alternatives? what do you guys recommend? thanks alot

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If your laptop is stolen, you will think it is a big deal.

Since it is already populated with data your task is much more complicated. But there are a few ways.

0 - make file backups and do a brand new install from scratch with full disk encryption then re-install and restore your data (probably the best bet if you don't want to get into technical hell)

1 - compromise, and just encrypt your home folder: http://blog.dustinkirkland.com/2009/06/migrating-to-encrypted-home-directory.html

2 - buy a samsung 850/960 EVO or another harddrive with OPAL support and use this guide to enable hardware encryption, https://github.com/Drive-Trust-Alliance/sedutil/wiki/Encrypting-your-drive

then copy over images of your existing partitions onto this new drive using this tool http://clonezilla.org/

3 - use clonezilla and try this shell script [at your own risk] https://gist.github.com/samdoran/5311284

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Original Poster1 point · 8 months ago

wow thank you so much! I think I will look into encrypting my home folder.

it's not that important if you only use the device at home, but the second you take it through your front door, full disk encryption becomes the single most vital security feature.

i even ditched lineageOS in favor of android for the sole reason that disk encryption didn't work on my device with lineage.

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Original Poster1 point · 8 months ago

thank you!

It is simply impossible to know but personally I believe in Bitcoin in the long run and believe that the price will keep rising, with occasional dips of course.

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Original Poster1 point · 8 months ago

thanks

Tumler my man, I don't know if it will keep rising but I believe it will. I'm suggesting just buy coin as quick as you can, and buy

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Original Poster1 point · 8 months ago

yea I'm probably gonna have to bite the bullet. I gotta get this rolling, can't keep sitting aroudn waiting for a possible dip

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