How do I encrypt a OS X Tiger drive?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by MacBH928, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. MacBH928 macrumors 68030


    May 17, 2008
    I have a 2002 iMac g4 that I retired. I am storing it but I want to encrypt its Hard Drive. Here is my issue:

    1)I know that FileVault exists since Panther, but my iMac runs Tiger and I heard FileVault pre LION was bad or insecure?! How can I encrypt that hard-drive?

    2)My iMac came originally with os 9 partition, if you launch from os 9 partition you can see all the files on the OS X partition(Even though the OS X needs a login password). How can I encrypt the os 9 partition too?

    3)I have the whole drive backed up using Carbon Copy Cloner to an external disk, it has both the OS 9 system files and the OS X Tiger. Can the current version of CCC or TimeVault encrypt that external drive? Or it will not work because its an older OS?
    If not , how can I encrypt the external drive?

    Thank you very much
  2. benwiggy macrumors 68020

    Jun 15, 2012
    You'll have to use some third-party implementation.

    You could try TrueCrypt, which is open-source disk encryption. I think it runs OS X. I doubt you'll find disk encryption for OS 9.

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