Linux Lite Forums

Software - Support => Installing Software => Topic started by: Alex on October 17, 2014, 05:37:36 AM

Title: Encrypting USB drives
Post by: Alex on October 17, 2014, 05:37:36 AM
I was trying to encrypt or password protect a USB drive and I found a video explaining how to do this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4JYkZxnhJw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4JYkZxnhJw)

As described I went to the Synaptic Package Manager to download the "cryptsetup" and it showed that it was already installed...but I cannot find it anywhere, do I need a command to activate it somehow?

Thanks

:)
Title: Re: Encrypting USB drives
Post by: anon222 on October 17, 2014, 07:37:38 AM
'cryptsetup' is a command line tool.
If you need a GUI tool  (Graphical User Interface) you need toinstall gnome-disk-utility
Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get install gnome-disk-utility
Title: Re: Encrypting USB drives
Post by: Alex on October 17, 2014, 09:38:31 AM
Thank you misko. I ran the line you suggested and it did a bunch of stuff, but I still cannot find the Disk Utility - I don't understand why when I install something it doesn't show up in the Menu somewhere...

thanks
Title: Re: Encrypting USB drives
Post by: Scott on October 17, 2014, 11:12:53 AM
@Alex,

Try this location:
Menu > All > Disks

~Scott
Title: Re: Encrypting USB drives
Post by: Alex on October 17, 2014, 04:12:50 PM
@Alex,

Try this location:
Menu > All > Disks

~Scott

 ;D ;D that's exactly where it was! I know what you are thinking: Alex could not possibly be so dumb, well not quite, but close.

Thanks

 :)
Title: Re: Encrypting USB drives
Post by: Scott on October 17, 2014, 05:56:06 PM
@Alex

Quote
I know what you are thinking: Alex could not possibly be so dumb, well not quite, but close

Nope, not at all. I've easily had more than my fair share of duh moments!  :)

~Scott
Title: Re: Encrypting USB drives
Post by: anon222 on October 17, 2014, 07:59:57 PM
Alex, no worries. Happens to me sometimes when I use Windows 8. :)
Title: Re: Encrypting USB drives
Post by: amigo on January 09, 2022, 01:12:32 PM
This information is 8 years old and all has changed.Need up to date info.ThanksAmigo
Title: Re: Encrypting USB drives
Post by: alidonkaka6 on January 19, 2022, 05:48:35 AM
This information is 8 years old and all has changed.Need up to date info.ThanksAmigo
turkish citizenship (https://akdinvest.com/turkish-citizenship)
hi yes you’re right all change