FIRST OF ALL< SORRY FOR MY ENGLIGH AND THE DISORGANIZED WAY I MAKE THIS POST. LET ME TELL YOU THAT ALL OF YOU ARE REALLY GREAT PEOPLE AND THE SECURITY GUIDE IS REALLY HELPFULL AND ALSO MAKE ME LAUGH A LOT!!!!
I have a question, when you download the bitcoin client within the bootable ubuntu. you only have one address, the one that the client is showing, where do you look for the other 9 addresses? you need to create them with the new button (clcik the new button 9 times) correct? then you need to copy and send them to your email address. then you copy only the wallet.dat file to a cd or usb and secure it . thats it to create the saving wallet. right?
so the wallet .dat has 10 private keys for your 10 public adresses(keys). there are no more keys. Correct? i mean there is no an overall wallet.dat key, the wallet is only i file where the private keys for each public public adrees (key) is stored. right?
why do you create the other 9 adreeses why not leave only the first adreess the one that appear once you open the bitcoin client and use only that one for the saving wallet? is better to have more adresses?? for security??? for me will be easier only one i prefer not to have to much info.
Also i wanted to mention that i tried the dsl linux but in order to open the bitcoin client you need to download some other packajes ..so even thought is small.. i think is better ubuntu fro newbies like me. as you said before hope someone make a distro for only manage the savings wallet in a bootable setup, will be great.
Finally i would like to know if some of you could advice me about the following config i have been thinking for allowing me to manage bitcion and also allowing me to use online banking in a safe way. I was thinking about two options or even combine these ptions.
but before giving you the options let me describe my setup. I have a laptop with windows xp, regarding security for windows i really dont care about security on windows i dont have antivirus (i think is a waste of time and cpu spped ) so you could imagine my windows as a really diverse ecosystem. Also the cd drive is not working and the bios doesnt allow me to boot from a usb, only from the network naaa too much work for a network boot.. so basically i can only boot from the HD. yes i know its a piece of crap but i dont have money to buy a new one!!
so taking into account the above info, i have the following options as i tell you before:
1. make ubuntu accesable from a Virtual machine and install it in my usb, and store within this ubuntu my dayly wallet and also manage my online banking. i could open it from my windows.also allowing this to be a portable wallet.
2. the other choice is to install ubuntu along windows, a dual boot
3. or i could combine this two options and create a 3 wallet system, the savings wallet made with the live cd ubuntu, an intermediary wallet which will be located in the ubuntu folder within windows (to install ubuntu i have no other choice but to use ubuntu windows installer WUBI, below i will explain more) , and 3 the portable ubuntu- wallet which i can acces form the usb within windows or any other pc. i expend most of the time in windows, so sometimes i would like to use my wallet from windows.
so which of these otions do you recomend? i would like to do the last one but if you think is fine just to install ubuntu on the usb (http://www.pendrivelinux.com/
). let me know.
regarding the dual boot (as i told you before i cannot make a partition i can only boot from the HD, and i wont change to ubuntu cause i use protools) the ubuntu windows installation WUBI creates an ubuntu folder in windows, in C:. Within this folder you have a root.disk file which i thing is the important file where the data from ubuntu will be store (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide
). So how do i secure this file or better the entire ubuntu folder? i thought about truecrypt, but maybe that will not work cause when i restart the pc and acces ubuntu maybe the files will not be available for running ubuntu since they are encrypted. I was trying to do so.. but i got bored in the middle of the procces i had some alerts and bahh i didnt tried....
also it will be ok if i encrypt the bitcoin folder within ubuntu?? with rgular ubuntu encryption?
regarding the portable ubuntu in the usb... how can i secure the hole system? do i need to encrypt the usb files???
encription only works when you are not using the things encrypted am i ringht?
so if i use ubuntu from the usb in my computer or other pc, the wallet could be stolen from the windows system while i am running the VM am i right?
how can i use the pendrive ubuntu in any pc without compromising the files i am using in ubuntu?
THANKS I HOPE HAVENT ASKed a lot of stupid STUPID QUESTIONS. if you read all the post i really thank you.