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jooo
April 24th, 2008, 04:54 AM
Hi,

Just wondering, does anyone have any recommendations for setting up vista + ubuntu + media direct in such a way that I can share data (download directory, media files, thunderbird profile)?

Basically, my main aim is to protect my stuff incase my laptop gets stolen.

Cheers!

chewearn
April 24th, 2008, 07:14 AM
A popular cross-platform encryption tool is Truecrypt (http://www.truecrypt.org/). You can place your files inside the encrypted container.

jooo
April 25th, 2008, 05:13 AM
Thanks for the suggestion. I'll have a look into truecrypt.
Cheers!

Edit: So say if i have 5 partitions (vista, ntfs-share, /, /home, swap) and have truecrypt encrypt everything except the share (so that mediadirect can access my music + videos), I'd be laughing?

chewearn
April 25th, 2008, 06:07 AM
Thanks for the suggestion. I'll have a look into truecrypt.
Cheers!

Edit: So say if i have 5 partitions (vista, ntfs-share, /, /home, swap) and have truecrypt encrypt everything except the share (so that mediadirect can access my music + videos), I'd be laughing?

I would say use Truecrypt for the shared data instead. Being multi-platform, you can then use the truecrypt container in both OSes.

In addition, Truecrypt version 5 now support full Windows encryption. However, the full linux OS encryption is not available.

So, Truecrypt can be used in two out of three scenarios.

For encrypting Linux OS, you can look for the OS native encryption. One example (note: I have not tried this, use at your own risk):
http://learninginlinux.wordpress.com/2008/04/23/installing-ubuntu-804-with-full-disk-encryption/

My opinion is that OS encryption is too much trouble, especially since I don't work in a top secret job. I only go as far as encrypting data.