Mounting a USB HD TrueCrypt partition

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Mounting a USB HD TrueCrypt partition

Post#1 by BorisEnt » 30 Dec 2012, 00:53

With the TrueCrypt GUI, mounting /dev/sdb2 produces this error:

TrueCrypt <2>
No such file or directory: sudo

\Device\Harddrive1\Partition2 mounts flawlessly with either the Windows GUI or console.

In Porteus I tried to create a new TrueCrypt volume with the 2nd partition. The same error pops up.

/dev/sdb1 runs my Porteus instal (latest version).

What do I need to do to mount the 2nd partition on my USB HD.

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Re: Mounting a USB HD TrueCrypt partition

Post#2 by fanthom » 30 Dec 2012, 09:44

What do I need to do to mount the 2nd partition on my USB HD.
i would try 3 things:
a) install sudo
b) start truecrypt with 'ktsuss truecrypt' command, if that work then you may try to edit /usr/share/applications/truecrypt.desktop and change to 'Exec=ktsuss truecrypt' by default
c) open terminal, switch to root with 'su' command and then start truecrypt

please let me know which method (if any) worked for you,
thanks
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Re: Mounting a USB HD TrueCrypt partition

Post#3 by BorisEnt » 30 Dec 2012, 22:32

Thanx for your suggestions.

But, the steps “missed it by that much”.


a) install sudo

Installed & activated sudo

Error:

Administrator privileges required
Enter your user password or administrator password:

I tried “guest” & “toor”.  No go.

I also tried my Windows logins.  Again, no go.

I don’t know if the Linux & Windows worlds are the same for “user” & “administrator”.


b) start truecrypt with 'ktsuss truecrypt' command, if that work then
   you may try to edit /usr/share/applications/truecrypt.desktop and
   change to 'Exec=ktsuss truecrypt' by default

Started Konsole
At the prompt entered ktsuss truecrypt
  truecrypt box pop up
I entered
  Username: root
  Password: toor
TrueCypt GUI started & successfully mounted /dev/sdb2

But...

Error - Konqueror
Unable to enter file:///media/truecrypt1.
You do not have access rights to this location.


c) open terminal, switch to root with 'su' command and then start truecrypt

Started Konsole
At the prompt entered su root
  Password: toor
TrueCypt GUI started & successfully mounted /dev/sdb2

Again, but...

Error - Konqueror
Unable to enter file:///media/truecrypt1.
You do not have access rights to this location.


OK.  I’m ready to try more suggestions.

It’s probably the best way for a noob to learn Linux.

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Re: Mounting a USB HD TrueCrypt partition

Post#4 by brokenman » 31 Dec 2012, 00:40

You can probably browse to this location by opening konqueror from a root terminal too.

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konqueror file:///media/truecrypt1
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