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joboy 04-22-2013 02:01 PM

Secured USB flash support
Hi there,

I am running Ubuntu and wonder if I can use one of those password protected USB flash with it.

I got a Kingston DataTraveler Locker USB flash, it has hardware password protection build in, it is a special flash drive that formatted as CDROM, when plugged into a windows machine a launcher app pops up, after input the correct password the data partition will become accessible, but nothing happen when plugged into Ubuntu, no user data visible at all, and Gparted doesn't even know it exist, any comment ? any such flash drive works with Linux ?

jefro 04-22-2013 02:48 PM

Why don't you use a common linux form of encryption on the flash drive instead?

Since we have no idea what you have, I doubt we can guess if a linux solution would work. Does this model have a name and brand and type?

As a general rule, no, linux can't easily use windows apps.

joboy 04-22-2013 03:16 PM

I want to share files with windows that's why.

michaelk 04-23-2013 07:56 AM

I do not know of any device of this type that works with linux.

jefro 04-23-2013 03:45 PM

I haven't tried it but there are a few cross platform encryption schemes.

See if truecrypt might work for you.

Z038 04-23-2013 04:07 PM

There isn't any way to use that Kingston DataTraveler Locker USB flash drive with Linux. Works on Windows and Mac only.

Get a plain flash drive and put a truecrypt container on it. You'll need to install truecrypt on all of your Windows and Linux systems where you want to share the drive. Kind of a bummer. It's too bad that Kingston didn't supply Linux software with that drive.

jefro 04-23-2013 09:29 PM

Gee, did he post the model and I miss it? Opps. Sorry.

Never know about this stuff. It might be possible to try it at least in wine.

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