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Thread: Encrypted bootable USB drive

  1. #1
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    Encrypted bootable USB drive

    I was wondering if it is possible to encrypt a bootable USB drive in its entirety. I assume one can encrypt the files on the drive, but what about the OS part.

    I guess I need to ask this first, does ubuntu files need to be encrypted?

    All help would be beneficial. Thanks.

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    Re: Encrypted bootable USB drive

    Yes, it's possible

    See here for a guide on how to do it for Backtrack 5 (a Debian based distro)

    HTML Code:
    http://www.infosecramblings.com/backtrack/backtrack-5-bootable-usb-thumb-drive-with-full-disk-encryption/

  3. #3
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    Re: Encrypted bootable USB drive

    So I have read this for about a week and well... umm... any chance it could be a little more simpiler than this?

    Sorry. I consider myself pretty computer savy but I don't think I'm this savy.

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    Re: Encrypted bootable USB drive

    Herman is very detailed, which at first may look complex.

    Standard full install with screenshots to flash or SSD:
    Ubuntu Encrypted Flash Memory Installation using alternative text based installer
    http://members.iinet.net/~herman546/p19.html
    More discussion Dec 2010, more SSD info
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1643591
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to change to [Solved] when/if answered completely.

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