I want to be able to use a CD/USB bootable "live" linux distribution to:
- read a truecrypt volume
- mount local drives
Ubuntu Privacy Remix seemed perfect as it does include TrueCrypt, but it explicitly cannot see local drives (kernel source modified, as discussed here).
I want to use this live CD/USB distribution for backup/data recovery purposes, as in this question. For example, I might want to use truecrypt to decrypt the local drive and back it up unencrypted. Or, I might want to back up an unencrypted local drive to a truecrypt encrypted backup drive. Or both.
Yes, it really really must be truecrypt (or something that can safely and reliably read/write all valid truecrypt partitions...).
I'm aware that it is possible to boot one of the many live distros that doesn't have truecrypt, plug in a usb device with truecrypt on it, install truecrypt, and then use it for the above purposes. But that's painful and inelegant. Hence my question.
edit I have tried to use cryptsetup, as described in the answer from Xen2050. Cryptsetup has problems mounting some truecrypt partitions. So the question still stands.