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Old 03-24-2005, 06:13 PM   #1
Ephracis
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trying to use losetup, ioctl tells me argument is invalid


I have /dev/hda5 mounted on /home and want to encrypt it. I thought I could do that by using losetup but no luck. here is the result:

Code:
losetup -e aes-256 /dev/loop0 /dev/hda5
Password:
ioctl: LOOP_SET_STATUS: Invalid argument
I have compiled aes, md5, des, blowfish and some other cryptos into the kernel (no module).
 
Old 03-26-2005, 09:40 AM   #2
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Try using aes256 instead of aes-256?
 
Old 03-26-2005, 09:48 AM   #3
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Try using aes256 instead of aes-256?
Thanks, I will try that. By the way, what other cryptos can I use and what are they called?

Another questions: do I need to format the partition or do something with it. I am currently using it without it being encrypted and I have a couple of gb on it. Is it as easy as just moving the data and remount it using an encryption and then move the data back?
 
Old 03-26-2005, 10:11 AM   #4
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I'm the wrong person to ask. A quick search found this site.

http://www.infoanarchy.org/wiki/inde...isk_Encryption
 
  


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