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Old 11-11-2012, 06:58 AM   #1
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Question mounting a TCG OPAL SED (encrypted) hard drive -- only possible w/ commercial tools?

The debian mount command cannot handle a USB-attached OPAL-compliant hard drive. Mount does not discover that the drive is encrypted, and so it fails to prompt for the password that the hard drive controller card needs.

I have only found a commercial tool ("WinMagic SecureDoc") that can do this. Are there any GNU tools that can handle this?
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Normally such drives requires pre-boot authentication such as via a BIOS password and don't function properly externally.

You might also be interested in this from linux.debian.bugs.dist

It shows a link to a Linux version of version of SecureDoc.

Last edited by NyteOwl; 11-11-2012 at 02:17 PM. Reason: Fixed typo


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