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Encrypting GPT Windows 8.1 on a multi boot system?


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I have setup LVM on LUKS for my Linux partitons which I am very happy with but I would also like to encrypt Windows 8.1. I had planned to use TrueCrypt until I learned it does not support GPT. I would rather not have to start over configuring my laptop to use MBR as to encrypt Windows 8.1 unless absolutely necessary.

Do any of you know of a hack or workaround that would allow TrueCrypt to work on GPT UEFI, or is this something that simply will not happen until there is a release from some of the groups trying to continue TrueCrypt? GRUB could chainload TrueCrypt or vice versa perhaps.

If you are dual booting with GPT Windows 8.1 and have it encrypted what is your setup?

Maybe MBR is my best option?

For anyone wondering why use Windows at all the main reason is that I sometimes I like to play games that WINE cannot handle or cannot handle as well as Windows. An example is that I may be on call for work and gaming when there is nothing to do, and it is nice to be able to alt-tab between work systems, personal data, and gaming. quickly without having to switch operating systems. Also, I want the whole partition encrypted, not just passwords and select dirs. I do not consider Bitlocker an option, and not only because I would need to connect a flash drive each boot.

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Ah, I see the bit that I missed when first reading your question.

If you're willing to spend the money, BestCrypt could handle this until TrueCrypt gets there (which it seems, for the immediate future, it won't).

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Ah, I see the bit that I missed when first reading your question.

If you're willing to spend the money, BestCrypt could handle this until TrueCrypt gets there (which it seems, for the immediate future, it won't).

I am going to look into BestCrypt now. I wonder would it be easy enough to remove it without affecting my LUKS on LVM setup when there is a TrueCrypt for release.

I have spent the evening learning about a new project CipherShed. They have already started to dev a fork of TrueCrypt and they are looking for all kinds of volunteers.

https://ciphershed.org/

irc.oftc.org #ciphershed

Here's the real question. Can whatever you use to encrypt windows be unencrypted from linux?

I will need to find what I am encrypting Windows with first.

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