Full disk encryption: Key on USB storage device

Swapnil Jain swapnil at pisces.net.in
Tue Feb 9 05:23:21 UTC 2010

Just have a look at http://www.truecrypt.org/

this is a great software for all your needs. i have been using this for a long time. its simply awesome.
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On 09-Feb-2010, at 3:26 AM, Jens Müller wrote:

> I want to encrypt my Netbooks HDD.
> If I understand 
> http://kuparinen.org/martti/comp/ubuntu/en/cryptolvm.html correctly, 
> that is possible with the Alternate install CD.
> But what I miss: Is it possible to put the key file onto a USB stick so 
> that it is loaded automatically from there at boot time? Long time ago, 
> I looked at the Gentoo initrd script, which apparently supports this.
> A bit more sophisticated: Is it possible to put the whole boot partition 
> including the key file onto a USB drive?
> I also found https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SmartCardLUKSDiskEncryption, which 
> sounds nice. Are there such smartcards in the form of a self-contained 
> USB device which I can put on my keyring?
> Thanks,
> Jens
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