Scanning TrueCrypted hard drives
June 8, 2012 9:28 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for a good Linux distribution to run from a USB stick for virus scanning on Windows computers. Difficulty - these computers have their hard drives encrypted with TrueCrypt.
posted by charred husk to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Before we began encrypting laptop hard drives, I was scanning computers with a variety of rescue disks via SARDU or Trinity Rescue. Now I need to be able to decrypt the hard drive first, so whatever I boot into needs to be able to run TrueCrypt 7.
So far I've gotten Puppy Linux to work like this, but I'm not thrilled with the anti-virus options (Avast, F-Prot won't update and ClamAv plain won't work). I'd prefer to not have to go compiling source myself, so ideally a distro with a good selection of AV packages.
Additionally, feel free to challenge my assumptions here - if there's a way to run rescue disks on encrypted drives that would be awesome. (I know Trinity has TrueCrypt, buy it is only version 6 and won't decrypt our drives.) Also if I'm asking too much and will basically need to compile my own stuff, let me know that too. Or anything I obviously haven't considered.