Password protect a usb flash drive options

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  1. Colossus121
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    Can anyone recommend a free program that can password protect a USB drive without encrypting it? I plan to run a Linux OS off an 8gb drive at school. I don't want to encrypt it because decrypting a Linux iso takes a long time.
    (ironically after reading GBAtemp for almost a year this is my first post)
     
  2. sjones900

    sjones900 GBAtemp Advanced Member

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    Hmm I think there's something called passkeep but that might be for something else
     
  3. FAST6191

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    Password protection is usually done on drive when they advertise it (and then the protection is debatable).
    If you have a multi user and then wind in some encryption of the key files (nobody cares about your linux files).

    Failing that boot off a CD (I suggest puppy linux although ironically it is a single user (all users root) OS)/another USB stick and encrypt the files you care about.
     
  4. Banger

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    Other then encryption could do it the pain in the ass way and put files in a passworded .rar or zip file. Could buy a new USB drive with "U3" I think that allows password protecting a whole drive. Not sure if you can put it on a drive itself however it may be possible.

    I for one hate U3 though.
     
  5. pilotwangs

    pilotwangs GBAtemp Maniac

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    Anyone recommend any password protected USB flash drives?

    Like,as one of it's fetures.

    I need to get one.
     
  6. arctic_flame

    arctic_flame GBAtemp ATMEGA8 Fan

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    Partition it. Linux on one (two?) partitions (one for /home), and use truecrypt on another partition.