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Old 07-30-2012, 01:21 PM   #1
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Help installing Truecrypt on a dual-boot system


I have a netbook with Ubuntu and win7 on it and I want to install Truecrypt and encrypt the entire drive. I don't want the Truecrypt bootloader to overwrite Grub2, so I am curious if there were a way to boot TC off a USB card and then proceed to load Grub2 as usual.

Just to clarify, when I say "the entire drive", I'm referring to Both the Linux and Win7 partitions.

Thanks in advance
 
Old 07-30-2012, 02:35 PM   #2
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Truecrypt does not support full drive encryption in Linux. Why not use LUKS?
 
Old 07-30-2012, 02:45 PM   #3
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Will LUKS encrypt a Windows partition? I know that truecrypt is available for linux
 
Old 07-30-2012, 08:55 PM   #4
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Will LUKS encrypt a Windows partition? I know that truecrypt is available for linux
I do too, but if I were you, I'd backup my files, wipe my entire drive, then install truecrypt. Haven't done that though because I don't want to wipe my Linux installation.
 
Old 07-31-2012, 07:54 AM   #5
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Ive decided to go another route here. I can't encrypt the entire windows installation because that is my honeypot for thieves (tracking software). But I do want to encrypt the entire Linux partition. I have no idea how LUKS or Truecrypt handles the Grub bootloader in this scenario. I assume that I would be working off Ubuntu and simply choose not to encrypt Win7, but as far as getting to grub and not messing it up, I'm not sure on the specifics.
 
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Ive decided to go another route here. I can't encrypt the entire windows installation because that is my honeypot for thieves (tracking software). But I do want to encrypt the entire Linux partition. I have no idea how LUKS or Truecrypt handles the Grub bootloader in this scenario. I assume that I would be working off Ubuntu and simply choose not to encrypt Win7, but as far as getting to grub and not messing it up, I'm not sure on the specifics.
Oh, I see what you want to do, my bad.
 
Old 08-01-2012, 07:48 AM   #7
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That's my fault. I had forgotten about the anti-theft program on windows.
 
Old 08-01-2012, 04:48 PM   #8
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