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Old 06-19-2011, 03:00 AM   #1
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Dual boot windoze+ubuntu w/ truecrypt+hidden OS [possible?]

So I am thinking of installing Ubuntu on my machine, and I may need to still keep windows 7 around for certain games/apps. I want to do a full disk encryption using Truecrypt. As I understand, Truecrypt is compatible with both linux/windows/OSX, and has an option for a "hidden operating system."
I want to Install both win7 and ubuntu, with ubuntu as a hidden OS. I have watched tutorials on youtube showing the method for creating a hidden OS for Windows, in this tutorial the second volume was created from the first volume and was effectively a clone of the original OS. Basically what I am asking is---- Is it possible for a hidden volume with a bootable version of Ubuntu Linux to cohabitate on the same drive as windows?

If so, are there any howto's/tutorials you could point me to? any help would be greatly appreciated. Hope I am being clear enough to understand... Kthnx!
Old 06-20-2011, 12:41 PM   #2
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ubuntu is always hidden from windows , because windows dont support ext4 filesystem(default ubuntu file system
Is it possible for a hidden volume with a bootable version of Ubuntu Linux to cohabitate on the same drive as windows?
answer is yes . the easiest way to do this is just select the install side by side with windows option from the disk partion screen in ay the time of installing ubuntu.

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Old 07-28-2011, 05:19 PM   #3
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I was wondering something similar, Crypt Keeper. I have a Windows 7 laptop and wanted to put a Ubuntu partition on it. What I wanted to do was encrypt both partitions but have the Ubuntu partition hidden so that if I entered one password it booted Windows 7 and a different password would boot Ubuntu. Truecrypt allows this for plausible deniability, but that's not what interests me. I basically wanted the Windows 7 to have most of the drive with Ubuntu having 30G or so, but only having to entered a different password to choose which one to boot.

Anyone any ideas?
Old 09-25-2011, 08:58 PM   #4
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I'm interested in this as well. Does anyone know how to?


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