HOWTO: EncFS Encrypted Filesystem in Ubuntu and Fedora GNU/Linux

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I mentioned recently that I planned to keep using TrueCrypt in GNU/Linux since I had used it profitably in Windows. I’m reevaluating my plan. Maybe it was time to figure out how to encrypt the entire drive with a non-container method, and I wanted to look away from TrueCrypt since I’m interested in crypto diversity.

HOWTO: EncFS for Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft)

2. Add yourself to the fuse group.

The installer creates a fuse group and to use fusermount (for mounting/unmounting FUSE filesystems) you need to be in this group.

3. Create a directory where your encrypted files and directories will be stored


HOWTO: EncFS for Fedora Core 5 and 6

Now, would it be as easy to get working in Fedora?

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