[ltp] is there a way to mount an encrypted USB drive?

James Knott linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Fri, 29 Jun 2012 07:35:08 -0400

tony.martin-5nwd8ls@cool.fr.nf wrote:
> 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.