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    hdutil attach failure
    I don't know if this is the correct place to post this but I have found no solution response to my problem in the other forums I have searched.
    I am trying to mount a TrueCrypt file but it fails with the message 'hdutil attach failed - no mountable filesystems'.
    This file mounted fine before I upgraded to Mavericks. However, I am not sure if this is a TrueCrypt compatibility problem because there are several reports of this problem on the TrueCrypt forum over several years on different levels of TrueCrypt and OSX. None had a solution response.
    I have the latest versions of TrueCrypt (7.1a) and OSX (10.9.2).
    Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

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    Is there any particular reason that you're using hdiutil to mount a TrueCrypt image? Wouldn't it be easier to use the TrueCrypt command line tool (see here)?
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    hdiutil
    I am not specifically using hdiutil to mount the TrueCrypt image. It happens after I select the file, then select the TrueCrypt MOUNT option and then type in my TrueCrypt password.

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    Way... way too many specs to list.
    Sounds like you need to specify volume type.

    --volume-type


    for what it's worth, I just looked up the TrueCrypt command line man page.. I've never used it, and really from what I know.. won't.
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    There is no place to specify volume type.
    If you won't use Truecrypt, what encryption do you use, if any?

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    If you won't use Truecrypt, what encryption do you use, if any?
    What's wrong with using FileVault 2?

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    Or an encrypted disk image generated through Disk Utility?
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