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Re: [opensuse] how to password protect a portable harddrive for data exchange between windows and Linux?
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On 2012-08-07 20:30, Greg Freemyer wrote:
On Tue, Aug 7, 2012 at 2:04 PM, Carlos E. R. <> wrote:

But it can be used as a deterrent against normal thieves, they can not sell
the hardware as
it costs a lot to recover.

Depends if they are stealing hardware or data. hdparm can clear the access
control password,
but it wipes the data in the process!

I thought it could not be removed unless you knew the password.

So a diligent hardware thief has only a small inconvenience. For a data
thief, it certainly is
a deterrent.

There is a master password and a user password. Is there a difference if you
set the master password?


Another doubt I have. If I define a password for the main HD, how do I boot the
system? Or do you
need a special BIOS that requests the password from the user?

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Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 12.1 "Asparagus" GM (bombadillo))
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