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SubjectRe: Encrypted File Systems Under Linux 2.2.10
Ernst Molitor wrote:

> Hi,
> sorry if this is of little help, but on my box, doing
> dd if=/dev/zero of=tmpfile bs=1k count=100
> losetup -e rc6 /dev/loop0 tmpfile
> results in
> Password :
> Entry of a password is accepted flawlessly. I really don't know, but
> maybe you can't use a whole hard disk with the encrypted loop device,
> can you?
> uname -a returns
> Linux mibi02 2.2.11 #12 Mon Jul 26 16:37:58 CEST 1999 i686 unknown
> on my box, by the way; it's a modified Debian 2.0 (with glibc-2.1
> compiled locally) running a patched version of Linux-2.1.10.
> Best wishes,
> Ernst

Tried exactly as you said. Same problem. Here:

mastersj@periscope mastersj]$ dd if=/dev/zero of=tmpfile bs=1k count=100
100+0 records in
100+0 records out
[mastersj@periscope mastersj]$ su
[root@periscope mastersj]# losetup -e rc6 /dev/loop0 tmpfile
Password :
ioctl: LOOP_SET_STATUS: Invalid argument
[root@periscope mastersj]#

Jonathan C. Masters (

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