TrueCrypt and RHEL4
I think I'm finally getting the hang of compiling TrueCrypt (6.1a) on RHEL 4 (2.6.9-78.0.13.ELsmp)*. I am however having some post build issues.
When I attempt to mount the new volume I get a message:
I don't really have the option of stepping up to RHEL 5 at this time. Can I fix it in 4?
*Kernel Source Extraction, Fuse, wxWidgets, encryption headers, RTFM/RTFRM etc.
Many thanks in advance.
This rings true as a similarly configured system worked (after much kernel fiddling).
Yum is not installed RHEL4 still uses up2date. I'll probably open a ticket.
Why don't you rather use dm-crypt (which is the Linux standard way of encrypting disks), install the cryptsetup command (should be available as RHEL4 package) and you are ready to go, much easier than compiling truecrypt.
See here for a thread discussing it, with some useful links:
I'm going to play with dm-crypt for a day or two and see how friendly it is.
Looks like I'll have to upgrade the Kernel either way.
"Both cryptoloop and dm-crypt in kernels prior to 2.6.10 are
vulnerable, and even recent dm-crypt still suffers from a weak crypto
Given the complexity of all of this, I'm a bit intimidated by loop-AES. Thanks for the dm-crypt suggestion tux.
Just for closure sake.
We switched over to dm-crypt and haven't looked back. It took me and the dba a bit of time to figure out where to create the partition. I used LVM and neither of us has much experience with that tool. Should have been easier but it will be next time.
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