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I have an encrypted partition (/dev/hdc2) mounted at /mnt/crypto It is set up to allow users, so when I am in console, I type mount /mnt/crypto, and it mounts it ...
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- 12-08-2004 #1
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- Aug 2004
Mount Encrypted FS from KDE
It is set up to allow users, so when I am in console, I type mount /mnt/crypto, and it mounts it
When I add this to my KDE desktop (rightclick - new - device - hard disk), and select the correct device (dev/hdc2), it will not allow me to mount it.
It tells me there is a error relating to the password.
I was wondering, is there any way to set this up to make it simply ask for my password (so I don't have to open a console every time)
This works with my other partitions (which I keep unmounted unless I need them)
- 12-08-2004 #2
I wonder if you could use the same or similar mechanism to kppp. This has a link in /usr/bin to something called consollehelper which takes care of the "asking for the password" bit ( the real kppp lives in /usr/sbin which is further down the search path).
I'm only thinking outloud here, so this may not work, or there may be a far simpler way of doing it.
Use Suse 10.1 and occasionally play with Kubuntu
Also have Windows 98SE and BeOS
- 05-07-2007 #3
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- Oct 2004
- Warsaw, Poland
Mounting encrypted partition
In the article above you have it described how to automatically mount an encrypted partition upon log in to X. It may be helpful.