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Nemesissparadise 03-16-2011 12:31 PM

Encrypting a FAT Partition
I am running Fedora 14 with the gnome desktop (if that matters) and i have an external 1TB harddrive that is formatted as FAT i would like to encrypt it however I must be able to mount it under windows so I am not sure how to accomplish this.

I was thinking Truecrypt but I am not sure if this would accomplish that and if it would how to make it work. will this work? If it won't or there are better options what are they?

stress_junkie 03-16-2011 12:42 PM

Truecrypt is great for exactly this sort of thing. You can encrypt the partition in either Windows or Linux and use it under both systems. I've been using Truecrypt for years for exactly that purpose.

Truecrypt can be made to automatically mount an encrypted partition when you log into Windows. It does not integrate that well into Linux. I always use the root account in Linux to mount a Truecrypt partition.

Nemesissparadise 03-16-2011 01:47 PM

ok is there any special settings that i need to do or just the standard install?

stress_junkie 03-16-2011 02:56 PM

Just the standard installation will work. It's very simple.

j1alu 03-16-2011 05:44 PM

For the last few days i tried to understand this how-to:
but as you see it is mainly about linux-filesystems.
In the discussions-thread he mentions the package: OTFE
in case one wants to encrypt Windows-filesystems.

I never heard of truecrypt, but perhaps you want to have a short look at the how-to. It might be usefull, and it might be not useful in your case.

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