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Can't encrypt home, says "Error Cannot Proceed"

I recently installed lubuntu 17.10.1. When I attempted to encrypt the home folder during the installation, it wouldn' t encrypt it. It kept saying something about ' swap space' , like " An unsafe swap space has been detected" . It wouldn' t let me encrypt it.

So I' m attempting to encrypt it after the fact. I' m following the instructions here: https://websiteforstudents.com/encry...-ubuntu-17-10/

I managed to create the octopus account and tried to continue with step 3. But it tells me " ERROR: Cannot proceed" .

Where it says sudo ecryptfs-migrate-home -u USER
in the instructions, I entered octopus instead of USER. It said ERROR Cannot proceed. So I tried it again with my real username. Got the same ERROR message.

I have attempted sudo ecryptfs-migrate-home -u USER in both accounts.

Why does it say ERROR, and what am I supposed to do to solve this?


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