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Create & mount 'encrypted filesystem' on a partition or file

Terminal - Create & mount 'encrypted filesystem' on a partition or file
cryptmount -m <name>
2012-01-17 18:02:47
User: totti
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Create & mount 'encrypted filesystem' on a partition or file

In order to create a new encrypted filing system managed by cryptmount,

you can use the supplied 'cryptmount-setup' program, which can be used

by the superuser to interactively configure a basic setup.

Alternatively, suppose that we wish to setup a new encrypted filing

system, that will have a target-name of "opaque". If we have a free

disk partition available, say /dev/hdb63, then we can use this directly

to store the encrypted filing system. Alternatively, if we want to

store the encrypted filing system within an ordinary file, we need to

create space using a recipe such as:

dd if=/dev/zero of=/home/opaque.fs bs=1M count=512

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cryptmount --generate-key 32 opaque

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cryptmount --prepare opaque

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mke2fs /dev/mapper/opaque

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cryptmount --release opaque

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mkdir /home/crypt

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cryptmount -m opaque

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cryptmount -u opaque

For detail see sample output

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Useful tool no doubt, but is there a need to post the entire EXAMPLE USAGE section from the man page?

Comment by zlemini 183 weeks and 5 days ago

Sorry

Comment by totti 183 weeks and 4 days ago

Your point of view

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