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I'm using a linux system without any /dev/loop* devices and without the loop module compiled into the kernel, and I don't have the option of upgrading the system or kernel. I want to use luks, truecrypt, veracrypt, or something similar to create a file that gets mounted as an encrypted partition. Is there any way to do this without the kernel loop module?

My system doesn't even have a loop module to load via modprobe.

Any thoughts or suggestions?

Thank you very much.

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The loop device is the logical point to add disk encryption.

If you don't have a loop module, find the sources for the kernel version you are using, try to find or guess the configuration, and compile a loop module yourself.

  • I've already embarked down that exact path. I asked this question here in the first place to see if there might be an alternative to this approach. I guess not. Thank you. – HippoMan Aug 17 '18 at 1:31

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