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encrypt usb drive

Postby donlinux on Thu Apr 02, 2009 8:56 am

I am looking for an easy way to encrypt a usb drive for use on two different linux computers. The main computer is my Mint Dell Inspiron 1525 notebook and the secondary is my Dell mini 9 netbook. I've tried using Truecrypt which encrypts nicely, but the "traveler" part of the software which allows my netbook to read the encrypted usb doesn't work with linux. I don't want to load Truecrypt onto my netbook because, well, it's a netbook and only has an 8gb hd.
I need to have the drive encrypted as there's sensitive information that I don't want seen.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: encrypt usb drive

Postby grimdestripador on Fri Apr 03, 2009 6:49 pm

truecrypt is what you want. It is less than a meg.
Use encrypted partitions, I don't know what you mean with traveler. Just devote some free space and encrypt it.
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Re: encrypt usb drive

Postby donlinux on Sat Apr 04, 2009 7:20 am

That's what I did and it's working fine. Thanks.

The "traveler" part of truecrypt only works with windoze. you can leave space on the usb drive and install a traveler from truecrypt that will allow the thumbdrive to be opened on any computer, with the proper password of course.

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Re: encrypt usb drive

Postby grimdestripador on Sun Apr 05, 2009 6:10 pm

donlinux wrote:opened on any computer


On a windows computer with autorun enabled and some administrative privileges. I wonder if you compile truecrypt youself on LinuxMint, can't one just run the execuitable without installing. Hmm. I could imagine a commandline loopback translator for encrypted files.
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