Full Disk Encryption: GPT capable / multi-platform capable

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by thunderratt, Jul 26, 2010.

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  1. thunderratt

    thunderratt Registered Member

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    I have been doing a lot of searching and I am not getting anywhere. I am going to set up a new laptop like this:

    GPT (GUID Partition Table) instead of MBR
    GRUB 2 boot loader (probably)
    Windows 7
    Several Linux distributions with
    - /root
    - swap (shared)
    - /home (shared)
    - /boot (maybe or may just put in the root of each Linux distribution)

    Hardware is Intel i7 processor, 4gig RAM, 500GB hard drive 7200 speed

    OK: What I am trying to find is a software that allows for full disk encryption allowing GPT and support for these operating systems. I was thinking Truecrypt did but then read that it did not support something like this. I want one full disk encryption software that will envelopeo_O all of my partitions and will allow for a boot password before loading any operating systems.

    Any help? Thank you!
     
  2. lkraav

    lkraav Registered Member

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    i would go with truecrypt for the windows partition and dm-crypt/luks for linux. i am not aware of any software that is completely x-platform and can handle booting multiple OS within a single installation.
     
  3. chronomatic

    chronomatic Registered Member

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    Truecrypt has a native Linux version and TC volumes can be viewed from Linux or Windows. Or if you go the dm-crypt/LUKS route, there is a Windows program that will allow you to access those partitions too. However, I would probably go with TC since the Windows version of LUKS is not very mature.
     
  4. thunderratt

    thunderratt Registered Member

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    Thanks for the quick responses! I'll figure out which way to go now after reading up on the options. Should be fun o_O
     
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