[ltp] Re: is there a way to mount an encrypted USB drive?
Fri, 29 Jun 2012 17:11:16 +0000 (UTC)
On 2012-06-29, James Knott <email@example.com> wrote:
> 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.
I realize the BIOS does not work here, hence my post. My question is
whether linux software can do the job of the BIOS. By "job", I mean
sending the password over the SATA bus so the hardware-encrypted drive
will grant access.
Truecrypt cannot handle a locked hard drive - it's strictly software
encryption for unlocked devices. Truecrypt is also unreliable BTW,
but that's another discussion.
I've been reading about Trousers, a linux app to support TPM in some
way, and h/w encrypted drives somehow make use of TPM. The Trousers
documentation is so abstract, it's difficult to know what the tool can
Someone had off-the-cuff speculation that hdparam may be able to send
the password, but they were uncertain.
Has anyone mounted a hardware-encrypted drive over USB?