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Old 02-19-2013, 09:00 AM   #1
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LXer: How to encrypt a partition with Cryptoloop


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This article will describe how to encrypt entire partition with a Cryptoloop. Cryptoloop is a disk encryption module for Linux. It was first introduced in the 2.5.x kernel series. Cryptoloop has an ability to create an encrypted file system on a single partition or within a regular file, which can later simply be mounted by the mount command. Cryptoloop uses so called loopback device, which needs to be called with any file system request. Currently there are many alternatives for Cryptoloop usage and the most common is Loop-AES. This article will explain a simple usage of the cryptoloop module for partition encryption and mounting within a Linux Operating system.

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Use of cryptoloop is NOT recommended. It has been deprecated in favor of cryptsetup. cryptsetup is not only much more secure, but provides many more options and features.
 
  


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