This thread is to discuss the article titled: Protecting Files Using Encrypted Containers
Kernel version 2.6.4-rc2 or higher.
KDE version 3.3 or higher must be installed (optional)
root access for initial setup.
Enable the device-mapper module - this lets you create new logical block devices from portions of existing devices. The block devices then are "mapped" to devices that for our use are treated like normal drive partitions.