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Running Prcise Puppy in a truecrypt USB pendrive
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stefe1

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PostPosted: Wed 31 Jul 2013, 19:08    Post subject:  Running Prcise Puppy in a truecrypt USB pendrive  

Hi, is it possible to run precise puppy, either 5.5 or 5.7 on a truecrypted volume?

I have been intending to try this, but im a newbie and im not sure how to execute my plan.

I assume i simply set up Precise as normal and then install truecrypt in precise 5.5 and then tell it to encrypt my USB pen.

will this work? and if so, would i be able to password protect my USB pen drive also?

Also assuming this works, would it mean i could transport very important business documents?
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Semme

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PostPosted: Wed 31 Jul 2013, 19:13    Post subject:  

Hello Stef, Welcome! I'd suggest loading your search terms into this engine to get an idea of how it works.
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Karl Godt


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PostPosted: Wed 31 Jul 2013, 20:55    Post subject:  

Difficult to say after short reading of http://www.truecrypt.org/ .
You would need the tools for it .
If you use a "recommended" frugal installation, these tools would need to be in the initrd.gz including shared libraries if not static and the code to mount would need to be inserted into the /init script there .
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DPUP5520

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PostPosted: Wed 31 Jul 2013, 23:58    Post subject:  

If you are talking about doing a "full system encryption" similar to Windows it is just not possible under Linux OSs, at least not at the present time. I think also what you are talking about would not be possible either because it sounds very similar to a full system encryption and would require truecrypt's bootloader on the usb when the usb is detected which isn't possible either at the present time.
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Wognath

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PostPosted: Thu 01 Aug 2013, 01:17    Post subject:  

stefe1, I'm curious, why not just keep your documents in a true crypt volume? Why encrypt the system?
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stefe1

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PostPosted: Sun 04 Aug 2013, 17:32    Post subject:  

encrypting the whole system just saves time and hassle of carrying 2 USB sticks.

I'm going to try and encrypt the disk after installing puppy linux. I'll post my findings here
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puppyfan82

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PostPosted: Fri 09 Aug 2013, 03:22    Post subject: Encrypted pupsave file  

Is it not easier to use an encrypted 'pupsave' file or am I missing something here?
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