Has anyone out there used the Ubuntu Alternate Install CD to create an install-time encrypted system? If so, you'll understand just what I'm talking about:
If you have an install-time encrypted system and need to use a LiveCD to rescue some data off the hard drive, you're stuck. Currently there might be a way to get to your data, but if so I'm certainly not aware of it.
It should be a lot simpler. The Ubuntu LiveCD should autodetect if your hard drive contains a dm-crypt LUCKS filesystem, and prompt you (possibly at boot time) if you'd like to mount it (followed by prompting for your passphrase, of course.)
Written by sarpulhu the 3 Feb 09 at 19:49.
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I've looked and looked but I can't seem to find any current and simple GUI that is for LUKS/dm-crypt type encryption on Linux. I know about Truecrypt but was looking for something that uses the encryption provided natively by Linux. I feel more comfortable using encryption that comes with Linux and find that I sometimes have compatibility issues getting Truecrypt running. What I was looking for is something using GTK for example and provides a similar interface to Truecrypt. It would provide a wizard to create a file that would be used to provide OTFE (on the fly encryption) and would mount/unmount the file and create a virtual drive to /media/gtkcrypt for example. Something that would allow me to create files that I could use as virtual encrypted drives. Then I could easily move the files around and back them up etc. It would also be handy if it had the ability to mount LUKS/dm-crypt partitions and convert exiting partitions to using dm-crypt if able. I'm not a programmer myself but from what I've read it seems like all the underlying software is there is just needs someone to write a simple GUI on top of it all. Any ideas? Thanks.