Originally Posted by MonkeeOfEvil
If you have Bitlocker enabled then it will be a pain in the butt, but not impossible to dual boot linux/vista. However you will no longer be able to read/write from/to encrypted drives.
See this article
on DesktopLinux.com for more info..
/me slips back into the darkness
That article is good read.
I am not convinced for primarily two reasons (Non technical)
1. In given article author "merely" thinks. there is no conclusive proof otherwise - say he tried Bitlocker and dual/multi boot on his box.
2. As per my earlier quote - and MS link there - it specifically uses words like "mbr"/bios etc
And I did a google and this is what I got :
where in it appears that windows does lays down a new boot sector to avert virus threat.
Microsoft really wants to discourage Linux users and with Vista its more obvious then ever. you may ask why - Well, If you have Windows XP installed - Vista detects that earlier os and will make appropriate changes to boot loader - but if it were non MS Os in that case - It will all be gone. All you are left with MS boot/OS.
Now with this Link http://blogs.msdn.com/si_team/archiv...-Security.aspx
* Early Boot
* Mid Boot
* OS Boot
If guys have read this commet this further here are a few expanded acronyms
full-volume encryption key (FVEK)
Trusted Platform Module (TPM) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trusted_Platform_Module
platform configuration register (PCR)
For more on MS related acronyms/glossary
Of course you can do google for more information
Now for Scoop
Which talks about TPM and linux / Linux and trusted computing.
I am still clueless