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Old 09-15-2009, 01:17 PM   #1
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Beginners guide to encrypted persistent Live USB please


Hello, I'm a 100% novice, just started looking into using Linux this week.

I have a 16Gb USB stick and I want to put a live version of Linux on there but have the whole Linux operating system encrypted.

Background: I've managed to follow this guide to create a live USB which works on my machine, but it's not encrypted.
http://www.pendrivelinux.com/live-ub...stall-windows/

I would like all sensitive data on the USB stick to be encrypted in case of loss, so I want seamless whole filesystem encryption rather than an encrypted container or partition. The idea is that unless I deliberately save anything to the laptop internal HDD then everything I do in Linux will leave no trace unencrypted.

So what I'm asking for is a guide on how to get my problem solved, but the guide needs to be step by step as I'm a proficient Windows user but a complete Linux novice.

Many thanks in advance,
Cheers
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Old 09-15-2009, 01:37 PM   #2
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Take a look at TrueCrypt
http://www.howtoforge.com/truecrypt_data_encryption
 
Old 09-15-2009, 01:54 PM   #3
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Good idea, but as far as I'm aware this only supports encrypting the file system drive under windows, not Linux.
 
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http://linuxhelp.blogspot.com/2007/0...able-data.html
 
Old 09-15-2009, 02:39 PM   #5
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Thanks for the link. I've read it and unless I'm missing something I still don't see how TrueCrypt encrypts the whole OS?
 
  


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