[Mageia-dev] unable to mount encrypted partitions created with drakdisk
simplew8 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 29 01:00:04 CEST 2012
2012/3/21 David W. Hodgins <davidwhodgins at gmail.com>:
> On Tue, 20 Mar 2012 20:57:47 -0400, simple w8 <simplew8 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I use sometimes to boo Windows, and if i need some file i use to mount
>> my /home encrypted partition using FreeOTFE (or TrueCrypt) to access
>> the files i need, but i saw today that the /home partition that was
>> created in mageia is not possible to mount with FreeOTFE or TrueCrypt.
>> But the /home partition created with mandriva drakdisk can be mounted
>> with those 2 applications, so seams that Mageia drakdisk isnt doing
>> something right.
> That's likely a result of
> With the default settings, cryptsetup uses cbc mode encryption,
> which makes it much more likely that it can be cracked.
> See http://clemens.endorphin.org/nmihde/nmihde-A4-os.pdf
> for an explanation of how this is done.
> In Mageia's diskdrake, the setting is overridden to use xts mode,
> instead of cbc mode.
Something is not right, Free-OTFE says is does support xts but its not
being able to mount the partitions encrypted in Mageia, what can be
You may see the FreeOTFE supported cypher modes here:
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