Password protect a usb flash drive options

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by Colossus121, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. Colossus121

    Colossus121 Newbie

    Sep 30, 2008
    United States
    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

    Jan 29, 2008
    United States
    Hmm I think there's something called passkeep but that might be for something else
  3. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United States
    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

    Banger Me > | | < You ..Wanna Line dance?

    Oct 31, 2007
    United States
    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

    Jan 20, 2008
    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

    Nov 4, 2006
    England land
    Partition it. Linux on one (two?) partitions (one for /home), and use truecrypt on another partition.