Creation of encrypted virtual drives - Linux

Carl William Spitzer IV cwsiv at
Thu Dec 2 23:20:18 CET 2004

On Mon, 2004-11-15 at 01:38, Rory McKinley wrote:
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> Hi List
> I was wondering if there is way to do create an encrypted "virtual
> drive" in Linux, similar to what PGP Desktop does in Windows, using my
> private key?
> The only options i hav seen so far involve mountloop (oh no not another
> long password to remember) or recompiling the kernel (and I am way too
> much of a Linux newbie to do that.

What you seem to want is a ramdisk something existing since the days of
16bit DOS.  

Distro?  How much memory?  How much Harddrive and how is it partitioned?

Why not an encrypted partition? In Suse you have the option to create
one at install time.  

Does your local university have a linux group?  


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