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Mindswap1
January 1st, 2011, 02:25 AM
Hi guys! After I encrypted my USB Flash drive it stopped appearing in Ubuntu. How can I bring it back? I was told that it would still work after encrypting by someone on the forums, but its not. What did I do wrong? Is it because its formated to FAT. Please help.

After typing in lsusb I got the following.


Bus 002 Device 002: ID 045e:00cb Microsoft Corp. Basic Optical Mouse v2.0
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 013: ID 154b:0048 PNY
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 03f0:1f04 Hewlett-Packard
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0424:2502 Standard Microsystems Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

the pny is the flash drive.

t4thfavor
January 1st, 2011, 02:30 AM
How did you encrypt it, and with what? You will probably need to use whatever program you encrypted with, and the password you used to decrypt the filesystem so that it can be mounted.

Encryption sometimes makes your dataz too secure, use with caution...

Mindswap1
January 1st, 2011, 02:34 AM
How did you encrypt it, and with what? You will probably need to use whatever program you encrypted with, and the password you used to decrypt the filesystem so that it can be mounted.

Encryption sometimes makes your dataz too secure, use with caution...


I encrypted with Trucrypt, but I don't know how to decrypt it with the program.

sandyd
January 1st, 2011, 02:41 AM
I encrypted with Trucrypt, but I don't know how to decrypt it with the program.
Just click the "mount volume" button in truecrypt.

Mindswap1
January 1st, 2011, 02:46 AM
How did you encrypt it, and with what? You will probably need to use whatever program you encrypted with, and the password you used to decrypt the filesystem so that it can be mounted.

Encryption sometimes makes your dataz too secure, use with caution...


Just click the "mount volume" button in truecrypt.

Thanks! That did the trick :) You truly rock!

Is there any other way to mount it?

sandyd
January 1st, 2011, 02:57 AM
Thanks! That did the trick :) You truly rock!

Is there any other way to mount it?
nope.

muuwt1
January 1st, 2011, 03:12 AM
i dont really know but

mount -t vfat /dev/sdb1 /stick

works for my nonencypted stick

parted -l
or
fdisk -l

will tell you where your stick is, for me usually /dev/sdb1
also gotta make sure /stick is an existing directory

Mindswap1
January 1st, 2011, 04:49 AM
How can I unencrypt it?