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    how to mount an encrypted disk from GUI


    I normally mount my encrypted disk from command line.

    Something like:

    sudo cryptsetup luksOpen /dev/md0 storage
    sudo mount -t ext4 /dev/mapper/storage /storage
    but I wanted to be able to do with a GUI. This is how I did it.

    First, install eMount:

    then, start the root version and create an entry for your encrypted device.

    if you look at the terminal script I wrote earlier
    - Source should be "/dev/md0"
    - Volume Label is a string of your choice

    I think the rest is quite straight forward.

    Once you added a new entry, right click on it a choose "Properties", then "Options" then check "Mount when eMount starts" (if this is what you want)

    Finally, to automatically get the prompt every time you log-in, type the following in a terminal window:

    sudo cp /usr/share/applications/emount\(super-user\).desktop /etc/xdg/autostart

    Please disregard the last step. Sometimes after login the GUI hangs until you kill emount if you put it in the auto-start folder.

    finally, enjoy.
    Last edited by alfonso78; March 5th, 2012 at 11:36 AM.


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