No option to burn encrypted cd/dvd in k3b

Bug #377319 reported by tdn
This bug affects 3 people
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k3b (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Apparently there is no built-in function in k3b to burn an encrypted data cd/dvd.

As encryption becomes more and more important, I think we should at least give people the option to create an encrypted cd/dvd.

I would like an option to create an encrypted cd/dvd, when I use k3b for burning creating a backup.

Okay, I can create a loop back device and encrypt it with dm-crypt, but most regular users cannot do this as it involves knowledge of how to create an empty large file with dd, use cryptsetup to set up LUKS, mount loop back devices, and so on.

I use Kubuntu 9.04 and I am not aware if the Ubuntu equivalent of k3b has this feature. If it don't, I think it should have it as well.

I hope you agree.

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Leandro (leandro-adamson) wrote :

I agree that an option to burn encrypted ISOs is good to have. It really shouldn't be too hard to add, especially since K3b is fine making calls to helper programs.

As a workaround, I've posted scripts that allow K3b to burn encrypted CD/DVD/BD (Bluray) at:

Still not as user friendly as an built-in option, but easier than manually setting up a loopback device and creating the ISO yourself.

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in k3b (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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