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Old 06-14-2005, 09:17 AM   #1
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: EU, HUNGARY, Budapest
Distribution: Debian SID
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What R the requirements of aes-256 encrypted loopback device?


I got already a functioning encrypted filesystem as a loopback device with aes-256 encryption. The thing is that I probably don't remember all steps of configuring it.
On another machine than mine I compiled the same kernel as before ( with Cryptoloop device and Loopback device support (compiled in the kernel not module) and of course with aes-256. But when I tried the mount the encrypted file it asks for the password but then I got an error of "ioctl". I'm not in front of my computer right now so I can't include the error completely - sorry though.
Am I missing anything (a package or another setting in kernel) ?

I'm using Debian Sarge distro.



Last edited by zahoo; 06-14-2005 at 09:19 AM.
Old 06-14-2005, 09:47 AM   #2
Registered: Jun 2003
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look at man mount (search for loop section)
and man losetup

I read both of those and got an encrypted FS going w/o problems.


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