TrueCrypt on 2.6.18 kernels

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It seems that there is a problem compiling the Linux version of Truecrypt v4.2a on the 2.6.18 series of kernels. A patch has been posted in the Truecrypt forums (you need to be logged-in to read), but, although this patch resolves the compilation error, there have been reports that the program has problems unmounting the encrypted volumes and releasing the loop devices. So, truecrypt is a no-go for Fedora 6 at the moment, at least until a new version that works flawlessly is released. An alternative way to create encrypted file containers pretty much like Truecrypt is by using dm-crypt and LUKS. More information about this method, can be found in another article of mine.

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George Notaras is the editor of G-Loaded Journal, a technical blog about Free and Open-Source Software. George is a GNU/Linux enthusiast, a self-taught programmer and system administrator. He strongly believes that "knowledge is power" and has created this web site to share the IT knowledge and experience he has gained over the years with other people. George primarily uses CentOS and Fedora and spends some of his spare time developing open-source software. Follow George on Twitter: @gnotaras

One response on “TrueCrypt on 2.6.18 kernels

  1. wdef Permalink →

    well, it’s mid-January 2007 and this still has not been fixed. I have this kernel on fc5 and tc will not compile.

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