A little note about mounting Truecrypt volumes:
When you issue a command like this:
sudo truecrypt [truecrypt volume] [where to mount it]
You will be greated with the following prompts:
Password: [your password to elevate privileges] Enter password for '[truecrypt-volume]': [the password to the truecrypt volume]
Now in hindsight it’s clear which password goes where, but I got quite a scare when I thought that I forgot the password to my Truecrypt volume 🙂
PS. Some people still claim that the
the hardware support from Linux is weak. I can only say to this: I’ve installed on a laptop Windows XP and Ubuntu 7.04. For Windows I’ve had to download drivers on a different computer and install the separately (thank God it knew at least about the USB hub, so that I didn’t had to burn CD’s) while with Ubuntu it recognized everything, including screen at native resolution, network card, special media buttons on the keyboard, etc. Also, when I plugged a cable mode in Ubuntu through USB it recognized it without asking anything!