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Old 04-16-2009, 07:18 AM   #1
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External hdd access truecrypt volume


I cannot access my external HDD using Incognito in VM Player. However I can mount the encrypted volume in Truecrypt under /dev/sda1

Truecrypt Volume Properties
Location: /dev/sda1
Virtual Device: /dev/mapper/truecrypt1

Why can I see the external disk in truecrypt but not in the filesystem?

Thanks in advance to anyone who can help!
Old 04-18-2009, 09:50 AM   #2
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It looks like you haven't mounted the TrueCrypt virtual device.
mount -t /dev/mapper/truecrypt1 /mnt/sda1
You should mount the TrueCrypt partition when you connect to it as follows.
truecrypt -t /dev/sda1 /mnt/sda1
It will ask you for the password. Then it will ask two other questions for which you can simply press the <Enter> key. The the partition will be mounted at /mnt/sda1.

You have probably noticed that all of this is done on a command line instead of using the TrueCrypt GUI. I hate the TrueCrypt GUI and it is easier to put the command line version in scripts.

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