eMount is a free tool with GUI that allows Linux users to easily manage disk images and hard drives. For your right to privacy, you can use eMount to encrypt your files and keep them secure from unauthorized access, which is very important when working on computers shared with other users. You can also use eMount to mopunt/unmount disk images and physical hard disks.

Here are some features of eMount:

Encrypt hard drives and disk images

Create encrypted disk images using these file systems: ReiserFS, XFS, ext2, ext3, ext4, NTFS, FAT-16/32, and  HFS/HFS+

Mount/unmount iso files and other disk image formats as well as hard drive partitions

The possibility to enlarge disk images having the following file systems: ReiserFS, XFS, ext2, ext3, and ext4, etc.

For more information, you can refer to the home page of eMount here. In this tutorial we will see how to install eMount in the following Linux distributions:

  • Ubuntu 12.10/12.04/11.10
  • Linux Mint 13/12
  • Debian 6.0 "Squeeze"
eMount Installation

The latest version of eMount is 0.11.3, you can install it with the following commands from the terminal:

   1. i386/32-bit system:

cd /tmp

wget -c http://goo.gl/DZ5pk -O emount_0.11.3-1_i386.deb

sudo dpkg -i emount_0.11.3-1_i386.deb

   2. amd64/64-bit system:

cd /tmp

wget -c http://goo.gl/3l6e0 -O emount_0.11.3-1_amd64.deb

sudo dpkg -i emount_0.11.3-1_amd64.deb

You can now start the application with this command:

sudo emount

For any bugs encountered, you can report it here.

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