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Old 11-18-2012, 04:44 PM   #1
Da_Nuke
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How do I mount a non-Linux FreeOTFE volume on Linux?


I have a FreeOTFE volume on Linux I created some time ago under Windows, and now a friend of mine needs to mount it under Linux (his English is poor so I have to post for him). However, I have already read FreeOTFE's documentation, googled around, and all I can find is how to mount a Linux volume created under Windows (the ones you create with File -> Linux volume -> New file), but absolutely nothing about how to mount a "normal" volume created under Windows the normal way.

Since he has deleted Windows from his computer, the other alternative is to set up a VM running Windows XP, which is not a good alternative because his computer is old, has no hardware virtualization, and thus doing OTFE on a VM running Windows would be extremely slow.

Any ideas?
 
Old 11-19-2012, 12:51 PM   #2
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Probably the easiest way would be to run FreeOTFE Explorer under WINE.

The Linux section of the docs implies you can use the volume under Linux as it describes the FreeOTFE functions in terms of Linux comands.

eg.
losetup /dev/loop0 <volume file> <various options>
mkdir <mountpoint>
mount /dev/loop0 <mountpoint>

Note: the above is just conjecture on my part as I have only ever used FreeOTFE from Windows for reading encrypted Linux volumes and not tried to use a FreeOTFE created Windows volume in Linux. If you want to try such I would advise making a backup of the encrypted volume first.

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