[ltp] is there a way to mount an encrypted USB drive?
Fri, 29 Jun 2012 07:35:08 -0400
> The thinkpad BIOS supports hardware encryption, but it only prompts
> for passwords on SATA-attached drives. It does not find USB-attached
> HDDs that have hardware encryption, and does not prompt for a
> password. How can these drives be mounted?
> There is a TPM project called "trousers", but the documentation is
> vague. Can trousers be used to mount a USB-attached
> hardware-encrypted device?
Linux certainly supports encrypted USB drives. There's also TureCrypt,
which works on Linux & Windows. I suspect the reason the BIOS does not
support encrypted USB drives is because it's so easy to have multiple
devices, all of which would then have to be supported.